Douglas Walter Drawhorn, 59, of Port Neches died Thursday after a brief illness.Doug was born August 18, 1954. He is a 1972 graduate of Port Neches- Groves High School. He earned an associates degree in safety/fire and a bachelors degree in industrial engineering from Lamar University in 1982. He earned a masters degree in public health from Tulane University in 2003. Doug worked in safety, fire and security as a manager/supervisor for Gulf and later Chevron Chemical in Port Arthur and Cedar Bayou. He also was a volunteer firefighter for the Port Neches Fire Department for many years. He was an adjunct instructor in fire and safety at Lamar University. D enjoyed music, building guitars, traveling, gardening, fishing and cooking for family and friends. Doug is survived by his mother, Inez Robbins and husband James of Port Neches; sons Aaron Drawhorn of Henderson, Nevada, and Ryan Drawhorn of Port Arthur; stepdaughter Megan Dupree and husband Geoff of New Braunfels; sisters Nan Laing and husband Randy of Beaumont; Vickie Giblin and husband Robert of Port Neches; brother Paul Drawhorn and wife Cindy of Bridge City; and sister Carolyn Wiedenfeld of Nederland, and first wife Lisa Hill of Port Neches. He is survived by grandsons, Caleb and Carson Drawhorn of Port Neches and Lilah and Marin Dupree of New Braunfels and many nieces and nephews and more friends than can be listed.Doug is preceded in death by his father, Dr. C.W. Drawhorn and wife, Connie. Visitation will take place at Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 1 with a memorial service following at 3 p.m.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Jan. 31, 2014