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Sammy Lavon Ontiveros

September 2, 1965 ~ December 4, 2023 (age 58) 58 Years Old

Sammy Ontiveros Obituary

Sammy Lavon Ontiveros, 58, of Center, Texas, passed away on December 4, 2023, in Nacogdoches, Texas.  He was born on September 2, 1958, in San Augustine, Texas, to the late Leon Ontiveros and Ollie Mae (Scott) Ontiveros. 

Funeral services will be held at 12PM on Friday, December 8, 2023, at Mangum Funeral Home, with Bro. Austin Boylen officiating. Interment will follow at Old Salem Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-7PM on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at Mangum Funeral Home.

Sammy was born in San Augustine. He spent some time in San Antonio and California before his family returned to Shelby County. Sammy enjoyed listening to music, watching football and wrestling. He was a chef. He loved cooking, especially cooking for his family. His pride and joy were his children and grandchildren. Sammy also enjoyed every opportunity to travel. He found great joy in spending time with and caring for his brother, Damon. They enjoyed a special brotherly bond like no other.

He is survived by his son,

Austin Boylen and wife Alexis



Eva Boylen and husband Chris



Damon Ontiveros



Elane Stifflemire



Caleb Boylen

Paije Manucy

Chase Sams

Lily Manucy

Elijah Boylen

Jeremiah Boylen


Numerous nieces and nephews


He is preceded in death by his parents, Leon Jr. and Ollie Mae Scott Ontiveros; and brother-in-law, Eddie Stifflemire Sr.

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December 7, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mangum Funeral Home
420 San Augustine St
Center, Texas 75935

Funeral Service
December 8, 2023

12:00 PM
Mangum Funeral Home
420 San Augustine St
Center, Texas 75935


Shelby county
Center, TX 75935


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