Sylvester Chilek, 80, of Houston, TX. formally of Shiner, TX. passed away on Monday, March 7, 2011. Mr. Chilek was born in Hochheim to the late Felix and Mary Brezina Chilek. Mr. Chilek was in the drywall business for over 50 years and operated his own drywall business for over 25 years. Sylvester enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the KJT, VFW and the American Legion. On September 17, 1955 he married Mildred Panus at St. Cyril & Methodius Church in Shiner. Through that union was born two sons and one daughter. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one brother; Gratcian Chilek and one sister; Agnes Chilek. He is survived by his sons; Michael Chilek with wife Angie and Gary Chilek with wife Lana, one daughter; Cynthia Ann Chilek, three sisters; Margaret Loos, Pat Kurtz and Micki Kosler and six grandchildren, Carah , Darvy, Logan, Garrett, Justin Chilek and Annabeth Castillo . Visitation will be on Thurs. March 10, 2011 from 7 am to 9 pm with Rosary at 7pm at Buffington Funeral Home in Shiner. Funeral Service will be on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 10 am at St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner. Burial will follow at the Shiner Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home, 361-594-3352.