Douglas Clute

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Funeral services for Douglas Glen Clute of Conroe were held Wednesday, February 7, The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Interment followed in Pierce Cemetery in Carthage. Doug received full military honors from the Conroe 4709 VFW for his dutiful service in the Army during the Vietnam era.

He was born in 1942 in Kilgore and was the middle son to Wayne and Thelma Clute. Doug passed away peacefully on February 2, 2018 with his family by his side after a long struggle with heart and lung disease.

Doug graduated from Reagan High School in Houston and attended college in Kilgore and North Harris County. He had many talents and worked for several companies throughout his life which included: Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore, Sunbeam Appliances in Houston, the State Highway Department in Texas, Howard Johnson’s restaurant, Houston Belt and Terminal RR, TDCJ, Carey Limousine Service and Conroe Funeral Directors.

Doug was full of wit and had a great sense of humor. He really enjoyed telling corny jokes and making people laugh. Doug was a rock-steady man who was thoughtful, generous and extremely loyal to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. Doug and his wife, Shirley were longtime members of the First Baptist Church of Conroe.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Thelma Clute and his brother, Charles Wayne Clute, Jr.

He is survived by his loving family: wife of 49 years, Shirley Clute of Conroe; son, Daniel Clute and wife, Dawn of Maryland; daughter, Rachel Clute Carlow of The Woodlands; grandchildren, Madison Carlow and Max Carlow of The Woodlands and James Clute of Maryland; brother, Larry Clute and his wife, Mickey of Nacogdoches; numerous other dear relatives and caring friends. The family wishes to express appreciation to all the friends, neighbors and caregivers who have given care and support to Doug.

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