The Obit For Warren DeVillier

Warren Elmer DeVillier

Published in The News from 11/11/2008 - 11/13/2008

Mr. Warren DeVillier, 86, of Groves passed away on Saturday, November 8, 2008 surrounded by his loving family.

He was a native of Port Arthur; born on January 19, 1922 to parents Cless DeVillier and Ethel Harmon DeVillier.

He served his country during WWII from 1942-1945 in the U.S. Marine Corps. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1940 and attended Lamar Junior College under a football scholarship and played semi-pro baseball.

He was employed as a Machinist Supervisor at Gulf Oil Refinery for 36 years. His hobbies included golfing, hunting, traveling and attending his annual Marine Corps Reunions. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend who will be missed dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his infant son David Warren DeVillier. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Rose Bess Oliver DeVillier; son, William L DeVillier and wife Glenda of Erath, LA, daughter, Margo Martin and husband Morris of Humble, TX and Doha, Qatar, Lisa Hill and husband Ricky of Port Neches, TX, six grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Port Neches, with The Rev. Cliff Rucker officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Serving as pallbearers will be Aaron Drawhorn, Ryan Drawhorn, Doug Drawhorn, Keith Folse, Keith L. Folse, Bill Fredeman, Mark Raines, and Richard Abshire. Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Oliver, Leroy Myers, J.C. Cook, Calvin Raines, A.J. Abshire, Bill Fore, Nathan Graham, and Alexander Dwyer.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be sent to Salvation Army, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Port Neches and Texas Home Health Hospice 5683 Eastex Freeway Beaumont, TX 77706. For those unable to attend services you may sign the “Guest Book” at