OBITUARY

WALTER E DOUTY

April 5, 1933February 11, 2014

Walter Eugene Douty April 5, 1933 – February 11, 2014

Retired United States Air Force Tech Sergeant Walter E. Douty of Longview, Texas passed away peacefully on February 11, 2014 at the age of 80, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Viletha, and his three brothers, Allen, Elmer and Frank. Walter was born on April 5, 1933, in Tyler, Texas. He grew up attending Kilgore Schools and Kilgore College. He was an outstanding trumpet player and was a member of the Kilgore Rangers Band. In 1953, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He married his high school sweetheart, Connie Rhea Brashears, on October 8, 1954. Walter and Connie were soon sent to RAF Station Sculthorpe, England where they lived for 4 years. After serving in England, they returned to the States and were stationed at Dyess AFB, Abilene, Texas and Grand Forks AFB, Grand Forks, North Dakota. Walter retired after 21 years of service with the Air Force. He and his family made their home in Longview, Texas.

Walter loved God and his family more than anything and they were always his top priority. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Longview, Texas. His primary goal was for his family to be happy and he definitely achieved that goal throughout his lifetime. He is survived by his wife, Connie R. Douty, his son Michael Douty and wife Patricia of Arlington, Texas, his son James Douty and wife Michelle of The Woodlands, Texas and his daughter Charlotte Summers and husband Steve of Sanger, Texas. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Walter enjoyed the simple things in life but his favorite activity was Bass fishing on Lake Fork. He loved spending days at the lake with his children and grandchildren, where he spent many wonderful hours relaxing, laughing, fishing and enjoying life. Watching the sun come up in the morning, while drinking a cup of coffee out on the lake was perhaps the most peaceful thing to him. Those who knew him were blessed by his generosity, intergrity, and sense of humor. A private family service will be held at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. The family invites you to join the for a time of visitation and luncheon at 12:00 noon, Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Calvary Baptist Church 4715 Tenneryville Road Longview, Texas 75604

Services

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  • Visitation and Luncheon Saturday, February 15, 2014

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  • Funeral Service
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WALTER E DOUTY

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Dub Fields

February 21, 2014

Connie Rhea-- I was so sorry to hear about Walter. As I looked at his picture, I suddenly remembered that he was in the band with us.Did he also have a brother that played trombone? My prayers are with you and your family. I will say more to you, in my card. Love to you-- Dub Fields

Janis Shelton Neal

February 19, 2014

Connie Rhea, Please accept my sympathy and prayers for you and your family in the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Walter.

Jeanette White Bullock

February 15, 2014

Connie, my love thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I have so many fond memories of you and Walter when we were in high school and the KHS band. May God bless you and what a blessing to know he has gone home to be with his Heavenly Father.

fran hall

February 15, 2014

Our thoughts and Prayers are with you. Love Fran Hall and Family

February 15, 2014

Connie and family, Walter might be gone but he will stay in our hearts. Love , Linda and Sandy

sue vickery

February 14, 2014

MY DEAREST CONNIE, I AM SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS....JUST ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES AND KNOW THAT HE IS WITH GOD AND DOESN'T HURT ANYMORE...I LOVE YOU, HONEY..WILL BE THERE TOMORROW IF JOHN IS UP TO IT.

Debbie Hill

February 14, 2014

Mrs Connie, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't see Mr Douty often, but I remember him as a fine man who loved God and his family. His legacy lives thru you. Prayers for strength and peace for you all thru this time. God bless you.
Debbie Sammons Hill

Ruth Kay

February 14, 2014

Connie and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of a wonderful man. The good memories from our days at Calvary will always be remembered. Walter will be very welcomed in Heaven with a smile and a hearty hand-shake from Bro."Slim".

My prayer is that God will comfort all of you as only He can do. Thank you for your friendship for so many years..

Ruth Sullivan Kay

February 14, 2014

Connie and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of a wonderful man. I have good memories from our days together at Calvary. He will be welcomed in Heaven with a smile and a hearty hand-shake from Bro."Slim".

My prayer is that God will comfort all of you as only He can do. Thank you for your friendship to my family for so many years.

Ruth Sullivan Kay

Susan Wilson

February 13, 2014

Charlotte, I am so sorry for your loss.