Louis Walter Cable died on July 26, 2014 at the age of 91. Mr. Cable was born on May 29, 1923 in Conroe, Texas, the only child of Vivian Cherry Cable and Louis R. Cable. He is survived by Maryjane Wilson Cable, his wife of 64 years, a son, Carl F. Cable of Okeechobee, Florida, a daughter, Anita Lynn Cable Windsor of Detroit, Michigan. And a grand daughter, Amanda Jane Windsor of Los Angeles, California. Mr. Cable graduated from Lufkin High School in June of 1941. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1942 and served as a radio operator aboard a destroyer in the south Pacific where he saw action against the Japanese in thirteen major confrontations. He was honorably discharged form the Navy in January, 1946. Mr. Cable attended North Texas State University at Denton, Texas but later transferred to Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas where he earned the master of science degree in petroleum geology in 1961. Following his graduation Mr. Cable received an appointment at the U.S. Geological Survey and served in the Water Resources Division of that organization until his retirement in 1983. During his tenure with the USGS Mr. Cable authored and co-authored publications on geology and hydrology. Upon retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Cable moved aboard their 36-foot ketch rigged sailboat, Zaphyr, and sailed down the intracoastal waterway to Key Largo, Florida. They also sailed to the Bahamas. Mr. & Mrs. Cable retired to Lufkin and currently have lived at Pinecrest. A memorial service will be held at Timberland Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1510 North Timberland Drive in Lufkin. Mr. Cable's body will be donated to the Willed Body Program at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
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Published in The Lufkin Daily News on July 27, 2014