Alfred Tom Parsutt, Jr. beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend age 85 of Santa Fe passed away Monday, December 28, 2009 at his residence in Santa Fe. Funeral services are 10:00am Thursday, December 31, 2009 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home, Father E.J. Stein, OFM celebrant. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home of Galveston. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 5:00pm until 8:00pm with a rosary to be recited at 6:30pm.
Al was born April 9, 1924 in Galveston, Texas to Alfred Tom Parsutt, Sr. and Elsie A. Truckenmiller Parsutt. He grew up in Galveston and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WWII. He became a Croupier at the famous Balinese Room working there for over 17 years. He went on to own and operate several longtime taverns in Galveston namely, The Short Horn Club, The One Eyed Jack and most recently, The Twilight Lounge. Al loved to Flounder Fish, Hunt, play poker, and was in on the beginning of the Texas Hold’em Craze of which he was extremely good. He was a longtime member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church now Holy Family Parish.
Preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Adrian and two sons, Thomas Ray Parsutt and Maxie Parsutt , survivors include his wife of 37 years, Bonnie Sue Martorell Parsutt of Santa Fe, Texas; daughters, Shelley Parsutt and children (A.J. Pacheco, and Fred Schmidt, Jr.), Cheryl Marie Wilson and husband Don and son (John Simson), and Anita Jean Orr and husband John and children (Angela, Michelle and Lauren) ; sons, Alfred Black and wife Mary and children (David and Adam) ,Emmett Parsutt and wife Elena and children (Sierra, Cipirano, Emily and Emmett, Jr.), and West Touchstone and wife Samantha and children (Jennifer, Sophia, Madelynn Rae, Savannah and Justin); 2 great grandchildren; Haley and Trey Schmidt; numerous, other , aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers are West Touchstone, Emmett Parsutt, Gary Martorell, A.J. Pacheco, Fred Schmidt, Jr. and Stephen “Boo” Schaaf.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice Compassus, 1100 Gulf Freeway, League City, Texas 77573.
Friends may sign the register book and send the family condolences at www.CarnesBrothers.com/contactus. Please include the Parsutt name.