1944 - 2014 Nathan Gary Haynes, 70, of Silsbee, died Saturday, June 28, 2014. He was born on February 22, 1944, in Kountze, to Bethel Merrell Haynes and Thomas Larue Haynes. He graduated from Kountze High School and enjoyed being a lifetime resident of this area. He was a proud local businessman and owner of N&D Motors in Silsbee. Nate the Great loved the outdoors; whether on his tractor, in his flower and vegetable gardens, or on his jet ski at the lake. He was a compassionate, sincere man to both the people and animals he cherished. Survivors include his devoted wife, Patricia Pat Haynes; loving daughters, Lesa Simmons and her husband, Mark, of Silsbee, and Rhonda Haynes of Bellville; stepson, Christopher Gilbert of Dallas; grandsons, Brandon Laird of Kountze; Chase Simmons, Logan Simmons, and Brach Gilbert, all of Silsbee; Taylor Gilbert of Dallas; three great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; sisters, Laura Roach and Judy Moore, both of Kountze; brother, Dean Haynes of Kountze; and many family and friends that will miss him very much. He is preceded in death by his parents. A gathering of Nathan's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Broussard's, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Broussard's, with interment to follow at Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze. Complete and updated information may be found at broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on June 30, 2014