Nicholas Salim

January 25, 1956 - August 24, 2017


Nicholas Joe Salim, 61, of Beaumont, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, surrounded by his family. A native and lifelong resident of Beaumont, he was born on January 25, 1956, to Martha Jo Smith Salim and Samuel Jacob Salim, Sr.

Nick was a 1974 graduate of South Park High School and graduated from Lamar University with an associate’s degree in Industrial Electronics. Nick retired from ExxonMobil as an electrician after thirty-three years. He will be remembered as an avid hunter and fisherman. One of the things he enjoyed most was spending time with his sons at their ranch in West Texas and their deer lease in Fannett. He and his wife, Sissy, also enjoyed their time at the beach and their trips to Mexico Beach, Florida. Nick was a Boy Scout leader for Troop 779 where he enjoyed many hours spent with his son and with Troop 779.

Survivors include his wife of thirty-six years, Mary “Sissy” Hale Salim; sons, David Salim and his wife, Chelsee and Adam Salim; and mother, Martha Salim, all of Beaumont; brother, Sam Salim, Jr. and his wife, Beverly, of Lumberton; and many nieces, nephews, and numerous other family members.

He is preceded in death by his father, Sam Salim, Sr. and nephew, Daniel Jacob Salim.

A gathering of Mr. Salim’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Christian Vigil at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, September 7, 2017, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 8, 2017, at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 4445 Avenue A, Beaumont. His interment will be at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 4445 Avenue A, Beaumont, Texas 77705; or Nora’s Home, 8300 El Rio Street, Houston, Texas 77054


Gathering of Family and Friends
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Thursday, September 07, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Christian Vigil
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Thursday, September 07, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church
4445 Avenue A Beaumont, TX 77705
Friday, September 08, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Interment at a later date
Magnolia Cemetery
2291 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (11)

  • NL

    06 August 2018 at 16:25 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


  • Renee Brown-Nembhard

    12 September 2017 at 02:35 | #

    I am so very sorry for your loss! Nick was a great man who adored his family. He will be missed.


  • Beverly Miller

    10 September 2017 at 04:15 | #

    So sorry for your loss.


  • Cindy Lou (Moses) McEwen and Wayne

    09 September 2017 at 21:21 | #

    Cindy and I send our prayers and love. We are grateful that your family is together during this difficult time and pray that God's peace and grace warm your hearts and souls and light your path through the grief and sorrow of losing such a special man. We are thankful he has many good deeds to remember him by and cherish in the days ahead.


  • Jenny Baxter

    07 September 2017 at 22:58 | #

    Sissy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love you.


  • Kathy Wilson

    07 September 2017 at 13:40 | #

    I'm sorry to hear of your loss, you have my deepest sympathy and prayers.


  • Paul & Jo-Ann Conrad

    06 September 2017 at 22:34 | #

    Nick will always be remembered as a true friend, and for his unfailing devotion to the boys in Pack 779 & Troop 779. He was always available for scout project and outings. Many Eagle projects were finished with Nick’s assistance, and he touched many lives through his generous spirit. May the comfort of the Lord be with you and your loved ones, we pray.


  • Jean McFaddin.

    06 September 2017 at 10:39 | #

    I hadn't know Nick for very long when I realized what a wonderful husband and father he was . I know he will missed by many. Our hearts have been heavy and not being there to give support to those we love made it difficult. Have been thinking about you and praying for all


  • Liz Ferguson

    05 September 2017 at 08:02 | #

    David and Chelsee so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. Love yall


  • Dana Archibald

    28 August 2017 at 18:10 | #

    Prayers and support for strength for the Sissy, Salim Family and our dear friend Sulyn Hale. We know this is a difficult time at best. Please let us know if we can help in any way. Nick was a sweet soul and I know that he will be missed dearly.


  • Alan Martin

    28 August 2017 at 03:57 | #

    I am so sorry to hear of Nick's passing.. We hired in together and he was a good friend. Prayers are sent for the family and extended family.


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