Douglas Dorien Ashby Heath, 96 of Port Neches, Texas, passed away July 17, 2012, at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. He was born April 18, 1916, in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, to the late Harold Douglas and Effie Mabel May Ashby Heath. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was a retired chemical engineer with B. F. Goodrich for over 30 years. A memorial service will be held at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Port Neches on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at 3:00 p.m., Rev. Cliff Rucker officiating. Visitation with the family will follow. Douglas is survived by his wife, Elynor Erwin Heath of Port Neches; 5 sons, Harold Heath of Houston, Micheal Mc- Greevy of Beaumont, Monty McGreevy of Katy, Tony Niedenthal of Houston, and Tommy Niedenthal of Bangkok, Thailand; daughter, Darla Jean Fivecoat of Crosby; 18 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Barbara Jean Watson and Elizabeth Betty Abritis. Details and guest registry available at: Melancons.org.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on July 20, 2012