JOHN LEWIS CAREY, age 84, of Missouri City, Texas, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013. He was born January 11, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan, to John and Elizabeth Slade Carey.
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John was a veteran who proudly served in the U.S. Navy. Early in his career, he was an engineer with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. A staunch Republican, he was the Director of the Small Business Administration, and also involved in gubernatorial and national elections. After retiring from the Federal Government and moving back to Missouri City, he and his wife, Betty, became avid golfers at Quail Valley Country Club.
John was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-seven years, Elizabeth "Betty" Butler Carey; a son; and one grandson. He is survived by his son, Danny Carey; daughters, Christine Carey and Diane Carey; five grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at The Settegast-Kopf Co. @ Sugar Creek, 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land (Williams Trace Exit), with a visitation beginning at 10:00 AM, prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to the
Published in Houston Chronicle on Jan. 21, 2013