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Martin “Mike” Hlavinka, Jr.

Martin “Mike” Hlavinka, Jr., 89, of Port Arthur passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Lake Arthur Place in Port Arthur, Texas.

He was born on August 20, 1927 in East Bernard, Texas to Martin and Victoria Hlavinka.

Mike was a lifelong resident of this area and member of the Catholic faith.

He retired from Southern Union Gas as a supervisor after 40 years of service.

Mike was a United States Navy veteran serving his country during World War II.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend Kevin Badeaux officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

A visitation for family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday until service time at the funeral home.

Mike was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mary Vivian Hlavinka, two sisters and three brothers.

He is survived by his three daughters, Sandy Stansbury and Blaine Dugas of Port Arthur, Carol Jean Hlavinka of Beaumont and Paula Kay Hussey and husband Paul of Nederland, two sons, Thomas Martin Hlavinka and wife Jackie of Beaumont and Keith Richard “Bumper” Hlavinka and wife Bridgett of Beaumont, nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

Friends wishing to make memorial contributions may send them to: Nutrition Services For Seniors, 4590 Concord Rd., Beaumont, TX 77703 or Seniormeals.org