Gary Stephen Munion II

Gary Stephen Munion passed away August 20, 2019 after a long illness from an automobile accident in November 2009 that left him paralyzed.
Gary Stephen Munion, II “Steph” was born January 23, 1960 in Commerce, Texas. His parents, Gary and Betty Munion, were attending East Texas State College. This was a baby well loved who received a lot of attention early on. He attended classes with his parents and was left in the student lounge in his bouncy basket with special friends who were all music majors and took turns at baby-sitting him.
When it was time to rehearse with the Chorale, Steph attended the rehearsal. The director, also the Dean of Music, paused and remarked, “This is a very good baby. He must like your music.”
We were a nomadic family moving around a lot. Steph lived in Tyler, Bryan, Calvert, Bremond,
Beaumont, Pasadena, and College Station. He was reluctant to leave Pasadena in 1976 due to his athletic interest/ability being on a winning baseball team. That summer we drove back and forth for him to finish out the games. Much to his joy, A&M Consolidated  High School had a good sports program in which he became very active and a good choir, so he sang and performed in it.
With family problems he always had a part time job, like Pooh’s Park and Pepe’s. He attempted graduation in 1978, also went to summer school and took his GED…passed with flying colors. Then he began training for Assistant Manager of Skaggs Pharmacy in Houston and worked there for a few years. Missing the sports, however, he  returned to Brazos area, coached Girls’ softball team and played softball with different teams.
He was a quick learner and held many different jobs: Rheem-Nampact Bucket Factory, Body Building Chair Business in Navasota, trained and worked as Xray Technician with Grant National Oil Well-Varco destructive pipe testing (water, oil, gas), Tom Light Chevrolet, Superior Auto Shop, and finally Apartment Maintenance. He was a member of Brazos Valley Lodge #859 and was awarded Esteemed Leading Knight.
His recreational time was spent fishing, hunting and cooking; his specialty being chili.
Even though his automobile accident left him paralyzed and bed-ridden for almost ten years, you can be sure he watched many baseball games, history channel, movies via television, worked puzzle books, and connected with his computer for a variety of entertainment and educational interests.
Steph leaves behind his mother, Betty Munion; sister, Jamie Dworsky and husband Steve and their daughters; brother, George Munion and wife Karen and their sons in Georgia; and his father, Gary Munion, of Fort Worth.
Steph’s life will be celebrated and honored at 11am Saturday, September 7, 2019 at A&M United Methodist Church, 417 University Drive, College Station, Texas. Later his ashes will be scattered over the Brazos River.
The family wishes to thank all who assisted us in care-giving, and for many prayers and kindnesses from A&M United Methodist Church and Callaway-Jones Funeral Centers.


  1. Betty,
    I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there to help you. I know this is sad but a relief at
    The same time. May the Lord keep you in His comfort now.


  2. Betty. So sorry for your loss but I know it has been a long tough time for you. We are In Banff right now but are thinking of you.

  3. Mrs.Munion,
    Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your son. I remember his great attitude and smile in his athletic endeavors. You are in our prayers during this difficult time.
    Fred and Betty Warhol

  4. Dearest Betty, I was so very sorry to learn of your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you and am praying for the Lord to bless and comfort you and yours. I remember hearing you speak of your children with love and affection and I know that those memories will always be a blessing to you.

  5. Steph was a person with a large heart. He always had a smile and laughter. He was a one of a kind and danced to his own drum. I have many, many memories of Steph and lots of fun times enjoying his friendship. He will be missed by many and love by all. He always had gum, eye drop and his money in his man purse(bank bag) as we called it. Just in case anyone needed any. My prayers for his family and Rest in Peace Steph. I am so sorry for your loss.

  6. Dear Betty and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Steph. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. I know this is a difficult time for you and your loved ones but I hope it gives you comfort that our Lord and Savior is with each and everyone one of you.
    I pray that God will give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  7. Mrs, Munion,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of Stephen. We were all neighbors in Bremond, and even though many years have passed, my family still has very fond memories of your family. You all were such good neighbors and friends. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

  8. Dearest Betty and George —

    Words can not express our deepest condolences to you and your family. Steph was such a joy to hang out with when he would visit our home while we where neighbors. He had such a loving spirit and smile and always had something funny to share. He was always such a delight to be around. Praying for you all.

    Karroll, Debbie and Kathy Robertson
    College Station, Texas

  9. Dear Betty, I didn’t have the privilege of knowing your son Steph, but from his obituary, I know that he was deeply loved and brought you much joy. I am so sorry to learn of his passing. May you and your family be surrounded by family, friends and the assurance of God’s love for each of you, including Steph, at this time. (You may not recognize my name. I sang in the BVC 2nd sop section for a while, and you were always very kind to me. Thank you.)

  10. Dear Munion Family.
    How we hurt for you AND have been hurting for years!
    Your amazing creativity as you all cared for Steph was commendable!

    Your friendship will continue to be cherished!

  11. I’m so sorry to hear about this tragic loss . May you find peace in your memories as you face the challenges of the days ahead. I’m holding your family in my thoughts and prayers .

  12. Mrs. Munion,

    I was blessed to have been in Steph’s class at Consol. He was a great guy . . . humble, gentle, and very likable.
    I am sad to have learned about the last decade of his life being bed-ridden. But knowing Steph, I’m quite sure he lived it to the full and played the hand well that he was dealt.
    Our Good Lord’s continued blessings upon you and the family during this time of grieving, yet being grateful his suffering is over through his faith in Jesus Christ.

    Fondly yours,

    Chet Churchill

  13. Betty,
    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. He sounds like such a fine man. I know you are proud of him. Find comfort in all your good memories. As time goes on, may you find peace in those special times.
    With deepest sympathy
    Maryvonne Cooper

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