Herbert Charles Muckleroy

October 22, 1931 - May 14, 2020

Herbert Muckleroy

Herbert Charles Muckleroy, 88, of Silsbee, died Thursday, May 14, 2020, surrounded by his family.  He was born on October 22, 1931, in Pelly, to Willie Lambert Muckleroy and Henry Albert “Sye” Muckleroy. 

Mr. Muckleroy served his country in the United States Army and later retired from Silsbee Independent School District where he was a teacher, coach, principal, and superintendent.  He is inducted into the Letterman Hall of Fame at Sam Houston State University.  He was also the 1998 Silsbee Citizen of the Year and served as Mayor of Silsbee for several years.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Kathrine Muckleroy; sons, Mark Muckleroy and his wife, Emily and Don Muckleroy and his wife, Becky, all of Silsbee; sister, Kelly Muckleroy Hamilton of Silsbee; brother, Robbie Muckleroy and his wife, Joyce, of Harper; granddaughters, Danielle Muckleroy Webmeyer and her husband, Mark, of Silsbee and Lauren Barron and her husband, Brandon, of Webster Groves, Missouri; grandsons, Matthew Muckleroy of Lumberton and David Muckleroy of Silsbee; and great-grandchildren, Grayson and Grant Wehmeyer, both of Silsbee, Aria and Bryce Barron of Webster Grove, Missouri, and Kinsley and Kyla Muckleroy of Lumberton.  He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Hurshel Muckleroy.

A gathering of Mr. Muckleroy’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Resthaven Cemetery, Silsbee.  Please observe social distancing guidelines.


Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Saturday, May 16, 2020
5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Sunday, May 17, 2020
2:00 p.m.
Resthaven Cemetery
South 3rd Silsbee, TX 77656

Comments (36)

  • Randy Matthews

    24 May 2020 at 11:21 | #

    I will like to express my condolences to the Muckleroy family. My interactions with Mr. Muckleroy was always pleasant and encouraging. I will never forget you taking the time to prepare and present to me a book with what appeared to be every newspaper article written covering my high school career. I have never forgotten this kind act and had recently discussed this with my mother. I will continually keep the family in my prayers.


  • David Bush

    24 May 2020 at 03:29 | #

    Don, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your dad meant so much to me. He was a special man that impacted my life in so many positive ways. I have the utmost respect for your dad and will always cherish his friendship, wisdom, humor and stories. Long live the Timberlane Terrors .Rest in peace, Coach.


  • Mona Harrell-Bodle

    19 May 2020 at 13:12 | #

    I cannot remember a time since 5th grade when you were not a part of my educational life. Thank you Mr. Muck for your guidance during my first year of teaching. You help mold me into a rock solid teacher. I didn’t understand at the time but over the years your comments were taken and told to other newbies in the profession. You will be missed . From Harrell #3


  • Debbie Pattarozzi Hollyfield

    18 May 2020 at 19:07 | #

    Wonderful man! Did great things for so silsbee isd, and the entire community! Deepest sympathy to all the family of Mr. Muck..


  • Gary Wilkerson

    18 May 2020 at 17:49 | #

    Coach Muckleroy was my football coach and PE teacher at Kountze High School in the 60's. I remember him as supportive, and competent in his work with us as a team. He always encouraged good sportsmanship and made us feel valued as team members. I know he will be missed by so many in East Texas and I send my sympathies to his family and friends as they cope with their loss. Gary Wilkerson, Class of 1963, Kountze High School.


  • Iris and Mike Hare

    18 May 2020 at 16:05 | #

    Mary Kay and family, So sorry to hear about Muck. He was one of a kind, always smiling, friendly, out going. We have lost a friend in our lives, but God got a joy and a bright light for heaven. I know there are his friends in heaven listening to one of his funny stories. He will be missed here but know he is happy and well with the Lord. Love, Iris and Mike


  • Dianne Wright

    18 May 2020 at 09:09 | #

    Mr. Muckleroy was such a great man, so strong and very sweet. Always took my side on things. He was a man of action, a great force in our community. For years he and his wife always showed up at my CASA events and then radKIDs helping to draw support for causes involving children. It was such a joy to be around them and have them both there. My memory of Mr. Herbert Muckleroy is that he was like a great black bear protecting and serving those he stood in charge of.


  • Janet Hobbs Wigington

    17 May 2020 at 23:02 | #

    My condolences to the Muckleroy family. Mr. Muckleroy was there for Jeff and our family at a crucial time. Mr. Muckleroy was one of a kind for Silsbee and so many. His heart was in the Silsbee ISD. He will be greatly missed. My love and prayers for the family from Newnan, GA. Jeff will greet him in Heaven to play some golf and do some fishing.


  • Kathy Nichols Stewart

    17 May 2020 at 22:26 | #

    Mrs. Muckleroy and Family,
    I will always have sweet memories of my time in Silsbee and Mr. Muckleroy was a big part of those memories. He was always supportive and I could always depend on him for advice when I needed it. Even though I haven’t seen Mr Muck in many years, he will always have a special place in my heart. I pray for God’s comfort for all of you during this difficult time.


  • Mary Coon Landry Van Meter

    17 May 2020 at 05:36 | #

    Mr. Mc Muckleroy was a kind hearted man . I worked under him several times. He helped out once with issues I was having with my ex husband. I was so very grateful because I it had nothing to do with my job. But made my life and the lives of my children so much better. Praying for Mrs. Muckleroy and and his family.


  • Candice Biddle

    17 May 2020 at 05:30 | #

    My prayers are with mr. Muckleroy family. Coach Wehmeyer, Skye and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of your grandfather. I know that family was the world to you.


  • Michael Hensley

    17 May 2020 at 04:19 | #

    Such a great loss. I appreciated Mr Muckleroy’s support and guidance during my high school years. I have always had great respect for him and felt so humbled when I was allowed to sit on “the bench” with he and the other coaches at the football games when I could make it in town. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of grief, reflection, and adjustment.


  • Mary Ann Renz

    17 May 2020 at 00:34 | #

    We would like to Express our sincere condolences to Mrs Muckroy and all the family and friends. Mr. Muckroy was a good man and I appreciate his kindness deeply. May God be with his family in the coming days.


  • Linda Strawther

    17 May 2020 at 00:28 | #

    I am so saddened to hear of the loss of Mr Muckleroy. He was an extraordinary man with many great talents. He was a people person and so loved his family. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.


  • Debbie Nevills Sebastian

    16 May 2020 at 23:16 | #

    Mr. Muckleroy was a very good man, it is very sad to hear of his passing. Prayers to his family.


  • Kassie Moye

    16 May 2020 at 21:17 | #

    I am sending my condolences to the Muckleroy family. I have so many fond memories. My prayers go to each and everyone of you. With lots of love. Kassie


  • Cindy Forse

    16 May 2020 at 21:13 | #

    Mr. Muckleroy was like a second father to me. I have so many fond memories of our camping trips together. He rescued a raccoon from the woods and we took it with us on a vacation to Arkansas. But the best memory was paddling Mr. Muckleroy around the lake in a big yellow blow up raft. I will miss seeing him and listening to his great stories. With much love to the Muckleroy family, Cindy McClung Forse


  • Peggy and Ron Scarborough/Georgetown, TX

    16 May 2020 at 20:01 | #

    There will never be another Mr. Muck...


  • Sue Lindeman

    16 May 2020 at 17:21 | #

    Mary K and family. Such a friend !!! Will miss him so much. Mr. Muckleroy was one of my favorite people !!!! And he knew it !!!!!! Knew him since I was a freshman in HS in Kountze. Love and Prayers. Kenneth and Sue Work Lindeman


  • Patsy Clayton Deckert

    16 May 2020 at 17:04 | #

    Dear Mary Kay and Family, I was so sad when I heard of Herbert’s post-surgery condition and so very sad to hear of his death. Not only did I know you both in Cedar Bayou years following along behind he and Tommy in football and thinking of him as bigger than life in stature and leadership, but I later was privileged to visit with him many times in his Principal and Superintendent roles and observe how esteemed he was by the students and faculty and the whole town. You and he didn’t forget your roots and I have seen you lending suppport to so many families, including mine, in times of bereavement in Cedar Bayou. You, your children and all the “grands” have lost a Rock and the world is a better place for him having been here. I can’t leave without mentioning that mischievious quality and ability to bring humor to all who knew him. Thinking of you with love, Patsy


  • Bart & Leslie (Birdwell) Pursley

    16 May 2020 at 16:55 | #

    May all the precious and treasured memories you hold in your hearts wrap each of you in comfort today and in the days to come. His memory will be carried on by the many lives he touched and all of us who were blessed to know him.
    With love and sympathy,
    Bart & Leslie (Birdwell) Pursley


  • Karen and John Lukas

    16 May 2020 at 16:25 | #

    Our thoughts are with you always . We didn’t know Herbert personally, but we know his granddaughter Lauren and we adore her. Herbert sounds like a man loved by many. Cherish all of your memories.


  • Carol Atmar

    16 May 2020 at 16:12 | #

    I will remember Mr. Muckleroy’s vibrant presence. It just about arrived before him. A robust, conscientious man whose character made it possible for him to know HOW to be in charge.. So much in the lives of those he touched are better for his influence. His legacy legacy will reside in his children and grandchildren, two of whom will forever be favorites. of mine.
    My most heartfelt sympathy to Danielle and Lauren, who were such special students. because of their upbringing.


  • Jimmy B

    16 May 2020 at 15:25 | #

    A fine man, who convinced me in the 1950s while he was coaching our incorrigible crew and would line up across from you to show how it should be done, that I did not want to play across the line from an All American - ever. I'll never forget that famous football practice, yell, "MERCY, Jimmy Mac !!!" - Jimmy B--


  • Joyce Nixon McClung

    16 May 2020 at 14:49 | #

    Herbert was a true Silsbee Tiger had a great love for the for city of Silsbee and its future, I always thought of him as a "forever person" . He will be missed.


  • Dale Hillyer

    16 May 2020 at 14:19 | #

    My deepest condolences go out to Mary Kay and family of a great gentleman and wonderful friend. Muck's full smile and warm greeting will be sorely missed while Heaven has made a wonderful gain, we who remain behind have suffered a tremendous loss.. RIP my Friend and shuffle those dominos one more time and keep a seat for me at that 42 table.......DaleH.


  • Lana Audilet

    16 May 2020 at 13:40 | #

    Such a great man. He was my principle from 4th through High School. He was such a great influence on me. I found him easy to talk to and in a pivotal time in my life he was understanding and it made a difference in my overall success in life. I know he made this type of difference in many students life.
    God bless his family, may this memory bring you a smile and peace.


  • Herbert M Jacks

    16 May 2020 at 12:07 | #

    Mr Muckleroy took time with me when I was in 5th grade. I had an illness and missed weeks of school. When I returned multiplication and division were taught. Well, I darn sure didn't get it! Every day he taught me my multiplication and division. I finally got it! He and I remained friends from then on. I will miss him


  • Angela Newland

    16 May 2020 at 12:03 | #

    You were a great teacher and you will be missed by many may God give your family the strength to get through this difficult time ? for you all love former student class of 1987 Angela newland


  • Adalaide Balaban

    16 May 2020 at 03:58 | #

    Dear MaryK. To you and your family and friends I send my tears and condolences. I worked with and admired Herbert for a decade. He will be missed by all. Your tears are my tears.


  • Tonya Hawkins

    16 May 2020 at 02:44 | #

    He and Mrs Muckelroy sat on the row behind us at church, we enjoyed visiting with them and will miss his humor and Witt.


  • Frankye Riley

    16 May 2020 at 01:47 | #

    There are no words to express how sad it makes me that Mr muckleroy will no longer be around. He was a good man .and Wayne and I respected him so much.


  • Mark and Dee Jackson

    16 May 2020 at 00:32 | #

    Dee’ Ann Kelley ‘s 5th & 6th grade principle . A very kind man !


  • Alan Courtney

    16 May 2020 at 00:29 | #

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Mr Muckleroy had a huge impact on my life. Praying for you and family.


  • Pam Green

    16 May 2020 at 00:17 | #

    Sincere condolences


  • Andy Barclay

    15 May 2020 at 23:41 | #

    Firstly, my condolences to you Mrs. Muckleroy and to the family. Mr Muckleroy’s legacy will last a long time through many people. He was stern, honest, and a man of character. The last conversation I had with him was a testament to his way of life.
    I’m not sure if I laughed more at him or your reaction to him as we spent time at the lake. Either way the memories are firmly planted.
    May God comfort as only He can and may He grant peace to you and your family. Blessings. ab


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