OBITUARY

Amos William Oughton Jr.

5 January, 193628 June, 2020
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Amos W. Oughton was born on January 5, 1936, in San Antonio, Texas “in the shade of the Alamo” to Daphyne and Amos W. Oughton, Sr. He passed away on June 28, 2020 in Willis, Texas with his wife holding his hand.

Amos grew up in El Paso, graduating EPHS and attending Texas Western College, now UTEP. As a third generation, he went to work for Southern Pacific Railroad as a fireman and engineer, then to Houston as Road Foreman of Engines and Manager of Eastern Region Safety, Rules and Training. After Retiring from the SP, now UP, he became a Consultant Operation Practices, Certified Expert Witness by the U.S. Supreme Court and Texas Supreme Court.

He was very active in his church, 1st United Methodist of Willis serving on many committees including the building of the family life center. He also served as Chairman ARB Montgomery County, Republican Precinct Chairman 22 and Northwest Chairman. He was a Mason for over 40 years including San Jacinto Lodge 106 where he was Master 2003, District Deputy Grand Master in 2007 and recipient of the Golden Trowel Award.

He enjoyed fishing and boating and his grandchildren; also giving back to his community from his younger days of coaching Boys Football and Baseball, Troup Cub Scout Master and later serving on Community Improvement Associations and committees. He was giving of his time and friendship. Amos is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Nancy Oughton, sons; Rob and wife Minnie, and Tom and wife Susie, grandchildren; Tricia, Robert and wife Melissa, Dalton Homme and wife Ashley, and Meagan Kurtz and Shane Saxton, great grandchildren; Ethan and Emmersyn Oughton who lit up his life. Special thanks and love to his care givers Kathy Rose and Theresa Lounder and to all the care givers and staff at Unlimited Care Cottages.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 1st United Methodist Church of Willis, Shriner’s Hospital for Children or Knights Templar Eye Foundation.

Visitation will be held at Cashner Funeral Home in Conroe, Texas on Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Funeral service for Amos W. Oughton will be held at the Cashner Colonial Chapel on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 10:00am. There will be a private family interment.

  • FAMILY

  • Nancy Oughton, Loving wife of 65 years
  • Rob and wife Minnie Oughton, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Tom and wife Susie Oughton, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Tricia Oughton, Grandchild
  • Robert and wife Melissa Oughton, Grandchild
  • Dalton Homme and wife Ashley, Grandchild
  • Meagan Kurtz and Shane Saxon, Grandchild
  • Ethan Oughton, Great Grandchild
  • Emmersyn Oughton, Great Grandchild
  • Numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, 2 July , 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, 3 July , 2020

Memories

Amos William Oughton Jr.

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Richard Mccown

July 1, 2020

My condolenses to Amos's family. He was a great man, dedicated to his family and community.

Jean Heiskell

June 30, 2020

While I did not know Amos, I do know Nancy and of her loving devotion to his care and well-being. During this time of grieving, I wish peace for your family where good memories, laughter, and love play over and over in your hearts.
With sympathy and friendship,
Jeannie Heiskell

Shannan Moore

June 30, 2020

Mrs. Nancy,
Amos might be gone from our sight, but never from your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I wish you healing and peace. I know you are surrounded by much love. Now Amos and Bob are celebrating together. I am thinking of you during these difficult times.
Love,
Shannan Moore

Marylyn - Edward Broussard

June 29, 2020

Condolences to Amos’ family... Amos was certainly one of the “good guys”,.,.not only for the railroads, but for family and friends! He was with the “originals” that I was proud to work with when I first joined the SPRR (later UP) family... There will be a big Blessed reunion in the sky.... Will remember him - and the rest of the special gang - especially when I hear the mournful railroad whistles blow....

Nancy Dossey

June 29, 2020

My heart goes out to you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

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