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Arthur Spillette


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Arthur G. Spillette
1936-2017
Arthur "Art" Gordon Spillette, 81 passed away on September 26, 2017 at his home in Houston, Texas. He was born on January 13, 1936 in Barberton, Ohio to Gordon and Ruth Spillette. Art married Mildred "Bobbie" Hughes in 1957 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Art is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bobbie; their children, Steven Robert Spillette and Susan Marie Spillette; his grandchildren Brianna Nicole Achee and Steven Michael Spillette; his sister Judith Marsh; and his nephews and niece. Art was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Ruth Spillette.
Art graduated from Barberton High School in Barberton, Ohio in 1953. After high school, he attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where he received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1962 and also taught graduate students.
He began his career at Exxon (then Standard Oil of New Jersey) in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1962. He then moved to Houston in 1965 to work with a company that later became Exxon Production Research, spent a year working in Edmonton, Alberta during 1966, and then returned to Houston. From 1978 to 1980, he worked in Stavanger, Norway, and afterward spent the remainder of his 32-year career with Exxon in Houston until retirement in 1994.
Art was a member of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston. He volunteered with Memorial Assistance Ministries and also served as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Parkway Villages Residential Association.
A memorial service will be held in the Chapel at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 11612 Memorial Drive, at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Houston Food Bank or a .
Published in Houston Chronicle from Oct. 1 to Oct. 3, 2017
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