Reggie Sattler

April 20, 1948 - April 15, 2021

Philip Reginald “Reggie” Sattler., 72, of Hamshire died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Although his passing was abrupt and unexpected, they’re grateful to have shared in part of his full life.

He was born on April 20th, 1948, in Port Neches, to Unita and Charles Sattler. Reggie was a Vietnam veteran who proudly served as sergeant of the 101st Airborne Division in the U.S. Army. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device and a Purple Heart. After serving, he worked in the oilfield industry and later became a General Foreman for the last seventeen years.

Reggie was a kindhearted man who loved to serve, whether it be for his country, family, or friends. He was a loving father and dedicated husband who always enjoyed cooking, listening to music, hunting, fishing, and spending time with those who he held dear to him. He was well known for his witty humor, outgoing personality, and love for helping those in need. He will be forever missed, but always in our hearts.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Janette Sattler of Hamshire; son, Corey Sattler; daughter, Kimberly and her husband, Guy Broussard; stepsons, Tanner LeBlanc and Tye and wife, Brittney LeBlanc; grandchildren, Cody Broussard; Blake Broussard; Kayten Sattler; Victoria Allen; and Aiden LeBlanc; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions for Mr. Sattler may be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, New York 10306.

A gathering of Mr. Sattler’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer, Winnie. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 23, 2021, at Broussard’s, with his interment with Military Honors to follow at Sattler Cemetery, Winnie.

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Sattler Cemetery

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  • 23074 Vincent Road, Winnie, Texas 77665

Funeral Service

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  • 134 w. buccaneer drive winnie tx 77665
  • 04/23/2021
  • 10:00 am

A Gathering of Mr. Sattler's Family and Friends

A Gathering of Mr. Sattler's Family and Friends
  • 134 w. buccaneer drive- winnie tx 77665
  • 04/22/2021
  • 6:39 pm

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    Donnie Parker says:

    Donnie and Mary Beth Parker I am very proud to say that Reggie Sattler was one of my greatest and best loved friends! We became good friends the day we met each other and began working the same shift together at Goodyear Chemical Company in Beaumont in 1973! We hunted some together, but mainly we fished together at the lakes, bayous, the Gulf, and the bay, with our favorite fishing hole being the TGS Co. reservoirs at Moss Bluff in Liberty! My dad was Field Superintendent there so that gave us access any time we wanted! Unfortunately our time together was cut short when we were working one cold and rainy night at Goodyear when we were caught up in a number of major explosions that occurred there in 1974! We both were in the fire brigade there and were running to the unit the fire was in, along with quite a few other members as well when we were consumed in the shockwave of the first explosion! It blew me the width of a two lane street through the air and into a ditch, with everyone else following suit! I crawled out of the ditch and was in shock with both eardrums damaged and was badly disoriented! Reggie was not just a hero in Vietnam…he was my hero that night! He shook me and slapped me across the face and brought me back to my senses! He told me that I had to get it together because we had to get some water on the fire to help the operators working on the unit! We all hooked up and stretched out the hoses and opened up the fire water valve…but there was no water! Reggie then grabbed hold of me and said…we have got to get out of here boy, there is nothing more that we can do here now… and we ran to get away from the four other explosions that occurred that night! So to me…Reggie Sattler will always be my hero! He quite possibly saved my life that night! I was just a 20 year old boy and he had already been a 101st Airborne Ranger and seasoned veteran and hero from the war in Vietnam! We both went on to other jobs and remained friends throughout our lives but unfortunately due to the way we both worked, we very seldom got to see each other! But…when we did run into each other occasionally, it was just like we had never been apart, he had to be the friendliest person I have ever known! I feel so blessed to have known Reggie Sattler and to have had him for my friend! The news of Reggie’s passing saddened my heart immensely and was quite a shock to me! My heart goes out to Janette, Cory, and Kimberly as well as all of his family, including all that knew this wonderful man! I love you Reggie Sattler and I will look forward to seeing you again in Heaven one day my friend!

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Ronnie Price

Many memories of Reggie from HS and later on softball in Winnie! Remember well when Jimmy Cain, Glenn Melancon and I were in boot camp at Fort Polk! Reggie was stationed there and came by to visit! Reggie got into it with one of our Drill Instructors over us having a visitor! Anyway after he was forced to leave they gave us extra duty! Reggie was just a great guy everyone liked!!! RIP REGGIE!

Dean and Nola Martin

Janette, we are saddened to learn of Reggie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time. Dean says Reggie is making the gumbo for the crowd in Heaven. We will always remember the good times at the camp. Hugs to all, Dino and Nola Martin

Austin “Tee Brother” and Gernice Winn Guidry

We pray for the repose of Reggie’s soul and extend our heartfelt condolences to our Texas cousins on their loss.. May the Lord of all understanding guide each of you as you remember Reggie. We have such fond memories of the Sattler-Guidry family, and love each of you.........more!

Horace Speyrer Family

RIP dear friend

Roland and Jeanette Weekly

We're so sorry to hear about Reggie. He was loved by many and will be missed by many. Prayers for comfort for Janette and his family.

Mickey Bertrand

Reggie was my best friend since high school. He lit up the room wherever he went with his presence. Reggie will be greatly missed by me and I’m sure by all that knew him.. my prayer goes out to his family in this time of sadness.

Lillian Hebert

Kim and Jeb so sorry about your Dad passing he will be missed praying for y’all and the family ❤️

Robert Hoffpauir

To the Family of Reggie, A Great Guy and a Man That I had the pleasure of calling Him my Friend and always smiling and always Love to joke and play around anytime you seen him ! Love You and You will be missed by many Buddy & I’ll see You & Until then Fly High Reggie ❤️❤️

Theresa morris

Janette I’m so sorry about your lose I’m sending love and hugs to you

Wayne & Stacy Wilber

Janette, we are so heartbroken for you. Our deepest sympathies in your loss of your beloved Reggie. We’re keeping you close in thought and prayer.

Lance Dale

My prayers and thoughts are with everyone!!!!! God Bless and RIP Mr Reggie!!!!

Roland & Jeanette Weekly

So sorry to hear about Reggie. He was loved by Many and Will be Missed by Many. Prayers for Janette and His Family.

June R

So very sorry for the loss of your loved one. I know you have many wonderful memories to cherish. Thoughts and prayers with you all.

Glenda Leger

So sorry to hear about this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Linda Broussard

It makes me sad to have this world lose Reggie. What a joy he brought to all who came in contact with him. RIP my friend! Prayers for all his family and friends..

Sherri Waffer

Sending heartfelt prayers to the Sattler family

Tommy & Theresa Frugia

So sorry to her about Reggie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Tommy has such great memories of the time he and Reggie played softball on the Macs! He will greatly miss his brother-in-arms! Much love to the family❤️

Tommy & Theresa Frugia

So sorry to hear about Reggie. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Tommy has great memories of playing softball with Reggie with the Macs. He also said he will miss his brother-in-arms.

Terri LeBlanc Ewing

Janette. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are on my thoughts and prayers.

Brandy & Tony McMilian

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time and days to come. Rest in peace.

Sybil Stone

To the family of Reggie i am so sorry to hear of his passing may he RIP

Angela Robinson

There aren’t words to tell y’all how very sorry I am for y’all’s loss. Prayers hugs and love for the whole family. Love y’all ❤️

Kyle & Ann Kahla

So sorry to hear about Reggie. Our prayers are with the family.

Cynthia & John Lancaster

We are so sorry for our loss of Reggie. I have such fond memories of the fun we had together in our high school days. Let your treasured thoughts and precious memories bring you comfort in the days and years ahead. Love to all, Cynthia & John Lancaster

Kenny and Frances Price

We would like to express our sincere sympathy to Janette, and to Cory and Kimberly. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sattler family as they mourn the loss of their loved one.

Veronica Austin

Reggie was a good friend to my dad and me he was a Good man . He would always ask about my girls when he came to the bank. He always had a smile on his face I’m sure he is smiling big right now filled with so much laughter and happiness ❤️ Sorry I am unable to be there will miss that happy man .

Tonnye Hodges

So sorry for your loss. I knew his parents as neighbors down the road when he was in High School. Prayers for peace & comfort to all..

Troy Cuniff

Reggie and I played opposite each other in high school football games, we were in the Army at the same time, but we did not know one another until 1979 when we were roustabouts for Sunoco at Oyster Bayou. He was a great person to work with and to learn from. I have never seen a man work so hard, anticipate so well what to do next and keep the rest of us on our toes, and driving and operating the gang truck like a pro. He saved my life once and I will always be indebted to him for this. And he could make a miserable day pass quickly: when he glanced back at you with that twinkle in his eye and gave that mischievous wink, you got ready for an outstanding prank, and we all were victims. The last time I saw Reggie was in 1985 when I left the oilfield to go back to teaching. It was a big change for me, but thanks to Reggie, I understood the little boys in my class who couldn’t be still...recess. It was an honor to know him and to work beside him. Rest In Peace Reggie.