Jess & Clara Navarre


Jess and Clara Navarre, owners of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, came to Baytown in 1967 with their 3 children, Mike, Chris, and Judy after establishing The Baytown Ambulance Service, which they had until 1994. In 1984, they acquired Paul U. Lee Funeral Home, which is now Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Jess, who passed away July 13, 2008, was recognized by The Texas Funeral Directors Association as a 50 year funeral director licensee. Clara, owner and Secretary/Treasurer, is still very active in the day to day operations and can be seen at the funeral home most days with the exception of Sundays. She is a longtime member of Second Baptist Church and in addition to her three children also has 10 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters.

Chris Navarre


Chris Navarre, President and Funeral Director In Charge of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, is a 1977 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, a 1982 graduate of the University of Houston Clear Lake, and a 1986 graduate of the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston. He is a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer and a proud veteran of The United States Marine Corps. Born and raised around the funeral profession, he has been with his parents firm since 1985. He is a member of Memorial Baptist Church, the Baytown Rotary Club, and serves on various boards in Baytown as well and various professional memberships. He lives in Baytown and has 3 adult children, Callie, Madison, and Braden.

Pat Muller


Pat Muller is a long time resident of Baytown and has been in the funeral industry since 1994. She is a longtime member of the Harvest Temple Pentecostal Church in Baytown. Her contributions to Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services are many. Some of her responsibilities include handling death certificates from start to finish, ledger sheet activities, greeting folks, and many other administrative duties. She has 2 children and 4 grandchildren. Pat enjoys reading and spending time with her grandchildren.

Wayne Nabors


Wayne Nabors, Director of Advance Planning, was born in Anniston, Alabama and is a graduate of Wesley College in Florence, Mississippi. He is a veteran of the United States Army and a member of St’ Mark’s United Methodist Church in Baytown. He spent 10 years as a missionary in Mexico working with the Methodist Church before entering the funeral and cemetery profession. He is a Texas licensed insurance agent specializing in prearranging funerals and cemetery and monuments sales.

Juana Castillo


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Eddie Norris


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Todd Oubre


Todd Oubre was born in Port Arthur, Texas and graduated from Port Arthur Bishop Byrne High School in 1980. He received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Diesel Mechanics from Lamar University in Beaumont in 1983 and an Associate of Science Degree in Mortuary Science from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1986. He moved to Dayton, Texas in February 1987. Soon after moving to Dayton, he met Susan Davis and they were married in December of that year. Todd and Susan have one son, Matthew, who is a 2013 graduate of Dayton High School. Todd has been employed with Navarre Funeral Home and Cremation Services as a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer since March 2007 and has worked in the funeral business since 1982.

Nancy Schnell


Nancy Schnell is a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1996. Nancy then returned to school later in life and graduated from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services in June of 2011. Nancy is originally from Bryan, Texas. She currently resides in Shoreacres, Texas with her husband, Michael and their three boys, Tommy, Harrison, and Chance. Nancy is very involved in city affairs in Shoreacres, having served as an Alderman from 2010 until 2012. She has been with Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services since January of 2012.

Brandi Simmons


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