Dock Edmund Willis Jr.

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1923 - 2014 Graveside services for Dock Edmund Willis, Jr.,91, of Brookeland, TX, were held Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Brookeland Cemetery, Brookeland, TX. Dock died July 7, 2014 at Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital. A native and long time Brookeland resident, Dock was a former resident of Port Arthur, TX. A graduate of Brookeland High School, he retired from Texaco Refinery as a Crude Superintendent after over forty years. He was an avid catfish fisherman, gardener, and beekeeper, supplying all his family and friends with fish vegetables, and honey. He was the longtime Administrator and Caretaker of the Brookeland Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of over sixty-nine years Marie Willis of Brookeland, TX. son Gary Willis of Brookeland, TX. daughter Molly Willis of Bernie, TX.; three grandchildren Katherine Willis, Hannah Willis, and Eric Hellburg, and five great-grandchildren. Dock was preceded in death by a son Glenn Willis, brother Nathan Willis and a sister Carrie Mattox. Memorial donations may be made to The Brookeland Cemetery, Brookeland, TX. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Jasper.

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Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home - Jasper
2577 North Wheeler Highway 96 North
Jasper, TX 75951
(409) 384-5781
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on July 10, 2014
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