James Alton Enloe went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 16, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Woods Enloe of Baytown, parents, Jim and Bessie Enloe of Batson, sister Freda Odene Enloe, and brothers, Norman and Ernie Enloe. Mr. Enloe is survived by his three children and their spouses, Sonia Nicklin and husband Dwayne, Sheryl Davies and husband Michael, and Wes Enloe and wife Amanda. His six grandchildren are Brandy, Heather, Micah, Jason, Kristin, and Zachary. Three great grandchildren surviving him are Hayden, Mia, and Landon. One brother, Kenneth Enloe, of Batson, also survives him.
Alton was born in Daisetta, TX on April 8, 1930 and graduated from Hull Daisetta High School in 1947. He continued his education at Texas A & M University, graduating as an honor student in 1952 with a bachelor's degree in Agronomy. Alton also served in the army as a lieutenant during the Korean War. Afterwards, he went on to receive his master's degree in plant physiology from the University of California at Davis.
Mr. Enloe was the Supervisor of Landscape and Grounds Maintenance at the University of Houston's main campus for twenty years. He received the University of Houston Excellence Service Award in 1974. After retirement he spent much of his time working in Christian ministry. He was an avid nature lover and enjoyed being with his family. His passion was reminding others that all have a purpose here on earth and living to follow God's plan is what truly matters. His joy was sharing Christ's love and promoting spiritual revival wherever he went.
A celebration of his life will be held at West Conroe Baptist Church in Conroe, TX on May 17 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel. In lieu of flowers donations may be designated to a special fund, "For Those Yet to Come," through West Conroe Baptist Church. Mr. Enloe's family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Pat and Jackie Teich of Teigoroc Assisted Living Home for the wonderful care given to him over the past ten years. May God richly bless you for your service and faithfulness, Pat and Jackie.