Henry Charles Renollet(1932-2012)

Henry Charles Renollet, 79, passed away on September 28, 2012 in Angleton, Texas.
Mr. Renollet was born to Roy and Annabelle Renollet on a farm near Saxman, Kansas on October 24, 1932. He attended school in Sterling, Kansas, graduating from Sterling High School in 1950. Following high school graduation, he worked for Arnold Milling Company in Sterling. In late 1949 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserve. In January of 1952, he reported for 2 years of active duty with the Navy Reserve. Following graduation from boot camp and radar operators school, he served onboard a ship in the Atlantic Fleet. After his honorable separation from active duty, he worked at various oilfield and construction jobs in Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah.
On June 17, 1956, he married Joy LoRee Foos in Bison, Kansas.
Mr. Renollet enrolled at Kansas State University in August, 1956, graduating with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering in 1960. While in school he was inducted into engineering honorary fraternities Chi Epsilon and Sigma Tau. Following his graduation, he started work in Phillips Petroleum Company's Engineering Department at the Panhandle District Office in Borger, Texas. He spent 8 years in the Panhandle District, working as engineer and supervising engineer on major construction projects in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles and southwest Kansas. In early 1968, he was transferred to Kenai, Alaska, where he was assigned as supervising engineer during the construction of the Kenai LNG Plant. In early 1971, he was transferred to Stavanger, Norway to work on the Phillips Group's Ekofisk Project. He spent 11 years in Stavanger and one year in Phillips' London office working on North Sea projects, including 5 years as project manager over the multi-billion dollar projects.
In 1983, he was transferred to Denver, where he was Phillips' technical representative to a partnership involved in the planning and design facilities for installations offshore from California.
In 1985, he was transferred to Borger, Texas as District Manager. Following his retirement in 1986, he moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma, where he was an active member of East Cross United Methodist Church, Limestone Lions Club, and the Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers.
In 2010, he moved to Lake Jackson, Texas, to be near his daughter, Nikki DeLong.
Mr. Renollet was preceded in death by his wife Joy, and his daughter Tammi Laverents. He is survived by daughter Nikki DeLong, her husband Brad, and their children Erin and Matthew, of Lake Jackson, Texas, and son-in-law Mark Laverents, grandchildren Kelsey, Jeana, and Casey Laverents, and great-grandchildren Caylen Johnston and Knox Coon, all of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is also survived by 5 brothers: Roy, Jr. of Geuda Springs, Kansas; Rodney of Hutchinson, Kansas; Gene of Platte City, Missouri; Lyle of Sterling, Kansas; and Bob, of Lyons, Kansas.
A memorial service is planned at 1 PM, October 27, at New Hope Baptist Church, 4815 E. Fourth Ave., Hutchinson, Kansas.
Memorials may be sent to East Cross United Methodist Church, 820 S.E. Madison Blvd., Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 74006 or Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation, in care of Limestone Lions Club, 2916 Kingston Drive, Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74006.

Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Oct. 24 to Nov. 23, 2012