Coley "Nick" Saleme, Jr.

May 09, 1940 - October 08, 2018


On Monday, October 8, 2018, Heaven received a valorous soul, Coley "Nick" Saleme. A loving Husband, Daddy, Paw-Paw, Uncle, and Friend, passed away at 78 years of age. 

Nick was born in Beaumont, Texas, to Coley Nick Saleme Sr. and Theresa "Tracy" Daleo. He attended South Park High School and Lamar University. He has three children, Frances, Chris, and Lisa. 

Nick had a passion for hunting, fishing, and law enforcement. He loved being with family and friends and was not a stranger to anyone.

He was preceded in death by his father, Coley Nick Saleme, Sr.; his mother, Theresa "Tracy" Daleo Saleme; his grandson, Tommy Spoonmore; and great-grandson, Dillon Spoonmore.  He is survived by his three children and their spouses; son Chris Saleme and his wife, Carol; Frances Saleme and her husband, Darrell Richmond; and Lisa Saleme; brothers, Tommy Saleme and his wife, Betty, and James Saleme; grandchildren, Daniel and Nicholas Holden, Keira Elkins, Hayley and Coley Saleme; great-grandson, Lucas Copeland, Virginia Dove Saleme; and his niece, Sheila Saleme; and nephew, Anthony Saleme and his wife, Tara.

A rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. with a gathering of friends and family to follow, Thursday, October 11, 2018, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 12, 2018, at St Joseph Catholic Church, 1115 Orange Street, Beaumont. Entombment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation for Research, 355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, New York 10017.


Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Thursday, October 11, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Thursday, October 11, 2018
to follow Rosary
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Joseph Catholic Church
1115 Orange Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Friday, October 12, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Magnolia Cemetery
2291 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (13)

  • W. J.

    20 October 2018 at 16:51 | #

    To the Family:
    Very sorry for your loss. It is a time like this that we can turn to the comforting words found in the Holy Bible, at Daniel 12:2, “ And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake...” how strengthening that promise is, our love ones can live again! That promise is also confirmed at Acts 24:15, “ ... there shall be a resurrection of the dead...” For more comfort please visit our website: and view the faith strengthening video: Is There Hope for the Dead? ?



    19 October 2018 at 19:09 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Nick was a good friend.


  • Kami Barnett

    14 October 2018 at 16:40 | #

    So very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. You guys are in my prayers.


  • Angela Downs Chesnutt

    11 October 2018 at 15:21 | #

    My thoughts are with Chris, Frances, Lisa and all Mr. Saleme's family. I will be praying for you all.


  • george and mary ann shumaker

    10 October 2018 at 21:12 | #

    Our thoughts and prayers are all of his family.


  • Constable Dana A Baker Sr

    10 October 2018 at 20:30 | #

    My deepest heartfelt condolences and prayers are for the Saleme family today in the transition of Constable Nick Saleme. He was a true man of faith, integrity, character, honesty, peacefulness and courageousness whose dedication to family and the Beaumont community will never be forgotten. Sleep well my friend until The Lord himself descend with the voice of an archangel and the trumpet of God.


  • Philip and Elizabeth Mancil

    10 October 2018 at 19:42 | #

    I always liked Nick and thought he was "cool". I will miss our annual visits as the fish fry. I wish peace for the family and look forward to our "get together" with our friends when it's my time to cross over. Take care Nick!


  • Volena Chatman

    10 October 2018 at 13:21 | #

    My deepest condolences to the family. I will keep you in my prayers.


  • Tommy Lopez

    10 October 2018 at 09:37 | #

    Am sorry for your lost. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.


  • jim ishee

    10 October 2018 at 06:23 | #

    R I P old long time friend and Neighbor from the Amelia Days and work days,GOD bless the family


  • Dianna Judd

    09 October 2018 at 23:50 | #

    With each passing of our parents brings so much longing in my heart for the good ole days. My heart swells with pride in the way we were raised, playing in the neighborhood l, coming home when the street lights came on and sometimes even after. It was a time when any parent on the street could grab a switch and let us know when we messed up. It was a time when we all knew right from wrong even when we messed up. I miss the closeness, the scrapping and then ten minutes later being friends again. Frances, Lisa, Chris, and all the family, I pray for you to find peace in the passing of this amazing man. One sweet memory I have is campaigning in front of Caldwood School with frances. Back then people could agree to disagree and stand on the polls campaigning and being a part of our elections. Those days taught us kids how to value the voting process and the freedom we have that so many take for granted. Those memories are etched forever in my mind. I see a comment above from Mr. Ronnie Bennet, our next door neighbor on Broun St. For many years. The flood of happy memories has rushed over me along with the sadness I feel in my heart for the ones left behind as our parents enter eternal life. In the hereafter. Much love and prayers for you all.


  • Ronnie Bennett

    09 October 2018 at 23:26 | #

    Nick was a great friend,we had some great times together
    He will be missed..


  • Fred and Sheila Sachitano

    09 October 2018 at 22:49 | #

    Our deepest condolences for your loss. He was an old friend.


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