Hugh “Pete” Jones Plummer, Jr. was born on December 13, 1943, the son of Vinnie Milton Plummer and Hugh “Bud” Jones Plummer, in Houston Texas. He passed away on November 5, 2018, at 1:10 pm, of natural causes. Hugh was a native Houstonian and 6th generation Texan. He grew up on the East Side of Houston, but summered in McDade TX, working on his grandfather’s ranch. He attended and graduated from Peacock Military School for Boys in 1962. He attended the University of Houston and later attended the University of Houston Law School, where he was the president of the student bar association. Hugh worked and practiced law for over 40 years with one law firm Brown & Bradshaw as an associate, Bradshaw & Plummer as partner, and ultimately Plummer & Farmer. He helped thousands of clients in all areas of need, many of whom became lifelong friends. Hugh was a life member and fellow of the Houston Bar Association was a Chairman of the Houston Bar Grievance Committee and member of a variety other legal associations and speaking positions over his career.
One of his favorite pass times, from childhood to death, was fishing. Hugh fished for Bass throughout Texas, fly fished the rivers of Colorado, Tarpon in Costa Rica, and the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the Bahamas. With longtime friend Howard Louver, he won the Texas Bill Fish Champion in 1980, with their boat the “Baja.” Hugh was also an avid hunter and golfer. As a member of the Cactus Jumpers, Hugh won two Cactus Jump titles with the “Ram Tough Team.” Hugh joined Riverbend Country Club in 1984 where he participated in many memorable golf tournaments and matches throughout his life.
Hugh loved a good party, dancing, storytelling and fun, but what he valued the most in life was his family. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judith Owen Plummer; his son Hugh J. Plummer III and his wife Allyson; and his son Gill O. Plummer and his wife Elizabeth. His grandchildren, Ellie A. Plummer, Madelaine L. Plummer, Hugh “Hud” Plummer IV, William R. Plummer, Charlotte T. Plummer, Ellen Conaway and Margaret Conaway. He is also survived by his sister Diana Knutzen and her husband Douglas. His nephew Douglas J. Knutzen and wife Nadia and their children Sofie and Sadie. His niece Alison P. Gilmore and her children. His niece Lola P. Smith and husband James.