Joseph Edward (Joe Eddie) Naiser, 83, of Victoria, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. He was born March 19, 1935 in Taiton, to Joe F. and Viola Vaclavik Naiser.
He married Georgie Lee Maltese June 8, 1953.
He retired from Union Carbide in Seadrift after 35 years (1984-1987 in Saudi Arabia) as a Senior Production Engineer in 1991. He returned to Saudi Arabia as a direct hire as Plant Training Manager for a new chemical plant being built. He and Georgia were there from 1991-1998. Together he and Georgia visited 43 countries. He then traveled to China, Germany and Chile consulting with chemical plants on how to improve their operations. In 2005, he wrote a book about his amazing life. He was active in his Catholic faith, member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, member of the Knights of Columbus in Port Lavaca and Yoakum. He served on ACTS retreat teams.
Survivors includes his daughters: Connie (Tommy) Hermes of Hallettsville, Cathy (Tracy Annis) Naiser of Canyon Lake and Cynthia Naiser of Corpus Christi; sons, James (Karen) Naiser of Seabrook and Dwayne (Melissa) Naiser of San Antonio; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and brother, Donald (Barbara) Naiser of San Antonio.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Georgia Naiser; son, Steven Paul Naiser; great-grandson, Jaxon Blake Hermesand brother, Fred Naiser.
Visitation was from 5 - 7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. memorial rosary on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home with the Rev. Dominic Antwi-Boasiako officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of South Texas Center of Compassion 1005 Mallette Dr. Victoria, Texas 77904 or Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sweet Home.
On-line guest book may be signed at www.thielecooper.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home.