May 18, 1944 – May 31, 2021
E.B. Attaway, Jr. of Houston went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 31, 2021 at the age of 77. He was born on May 18, 1944 in Pittsburg, Texas to E.B. Attaway Sr. and Sarah Holley Blackmon-Attaway. He was married to Linda Attaway on June 10, 2000.
E.B. was very passionate about his family and never met a stranger. He had an infectious smile and was always able to make others laugh with a joke and his quick wit. He graduated from Pittsburg High School and played football and basketball for West Texas State. After a stint with the Houston Oilers, he traveled the world and became an icon in the Oil & Gas industry, where he spent over 50 years in contracts, procurement, and logistics. Over the last 13 years he found a lot of happiness in the family farm. In the evenings and on the weekends you could find him mowing on his tractor, raising ducks, and spending time with the horses. He adored his wife Linda, who he met 42 years ago, his kids, and the many animals on the farm.
He is survived by his wife Linda Attaway, son E.B. Attaway III and wife Caroline, daughters Natalie Jones and husband Bobby and Melanie Gavrel and husband Johnny, granddaughter Brooke Attaway, all of Houston; niece Barbara Johnson of La Porte, and nephew Mike Ferguson and wife Brenda of Pittsburg.
He is preceded in death by his parents E.B. Attaway Sr. and Sarah Holley Blackmon-Attaway, brother Billy Attaway, and sister Betty Hamilton.
Service arrangements have been made for Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77079, with Kyle Shipp officiating. There will be a visitation from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm and a celebration of life service will immediately follow.
A special thank you to the team who cared for him over the last seven years- Dr. Ashley Drews, MD; Dr. Juan Olivero, Jr., MD; Dr. Brian Parsley, MD; Dr. Matthew Tompson, MD; Dr. Joe Treadaway, MD; Dr. Wendy Brown, PT, DPT; Debbi Cotie, BSN, RN-BC; Jeannie Cumo, BSN, RN-BC; Janet Mora, BSN, RN-BC; and countless other doctors, nurses, medical professionals, staff, and administration personnel.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Celebration of Life
Thursday, June 10, 2021
June 11, 2021
I just wanted to send my love and condolences to everyone. I haven't seen Uncle EB for a while, but I will still miss him. He was a great and funny uncle. And, what a wonderful friend and basically brother to my dad Robert (Mike).
I love the photos. There are so many I had not ever seen. It's so funny how much of an Attaway I am. We could all be twins. Those are some strong genes. Haha! As a girl, I'm glad I only ended up 6' instead of 7'! But, looking at these brought back so many fun memories. It also gave me the opportunity to experience your family. Thank you for sharing. It truly means so much to me (and to so many) that you did.
You, your girls, and your family will be in my thoughts. Please take care of each other and know that Uncle EB loved you all dearly!
Linda Sewell Dry
June 4, 2021
My grandmother Shirley Beatrice Attaway Wilson was E. B.’s
dad’s younger sister. Strangely he was only 4 years older than me. I grew up in Sulphur Springs, Texas and he grew up in Pittsburgh, Texas. Thankfully I got to spend time with E. B. and Aunt Hollie. E. B. was a kind, loving, caring person and an excellent athlete! I never had the opportunity to meet his family but I love you ❤️
June 4, 2021
E.B. was bigger than life! He was a couple of years older than me in school but his underclassmen all looked up to him. He was a quiet young man but one hellofa football player! So sad for his dear devoted Linda & family! R.I.P. Big Guy!❤️🙏❤️
June 3, 2021
I had the pleasure of taking care this gentlemen at Houston Methodist Hospital. His natural love and compassion for all of us made us feel very close and connected to him like family. He and I always discussed horses and his daughters love for riding. I know that it made him happy to see her ride and enjoy what she loves. May God bless the family during this time of bereavement. My prayers are with you all. I truly developed a bond with Mr. Attaway, I will definitely miss him, our chats, and discussions, but I know he is no longer suffering and is at peace with the Lord. He was a true gentlemen and a man of God.
June 2, 2021
I am so without words that would express the sadness of this news. I pray your strength during this difficult time. We who had the opportunity and privilege to take care of him mourns the lost of this very special man.
June 1, 2021
Dear Attaway Family,
My deepest condolences to the whole family. Mr. Attaway was one of the nicest men I have ever met, and would always bring a smile with anything he would say. My prayers are with you all.
June 1, 2021
My deepest condolences to the entire family. Prayers and thoughts are with you all, during this difficult time.