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Robert Dewitt Steele

June 15, 1932 — December 14, 2014

Services for Robert Dewitt Steele, 82, of Dallas, TX will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Restland Memorial Chapel in Dallas, TX. An additional service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 20, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Higgins, TX with Rev. Blake Durham, officiating. Burial will follow in Higgins Cemetery under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, TX. Robert passed away December 14, 2014, in Dallas, TX, where he had lived for 48 years. He was born in San Antonio, TX, to Dewitt D. and Velma Nicholas Steele. He was a graduate of Corpus Christi High School and served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On August 14, 1955, he married Nell Beth Sansing at the First United Methodist Church in Higgins, TX. After receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1960, he was employed by Texas Pacific Coal & Oil Company and Sun Oil Company. A certified Professional Engineer, he served a number of years as an American Petroleum Institute Standards Committee member. He thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors and took great pleasure in teaching his children how to hunt, fish, and appreciate working on the family ranch. After retirement, he enjoyed extensive research of his family’s genealogy. He was a member of the Lake Highlands United Methodist Church and was a Master Mason. A devoted father, he served as Boy Scout Troop 415 Camping Chairman while his two sons were achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Nell; daughter, Diane Elaine Moulton of Fredericksburg VA; sons, Charles Douglas Steele of Rio Rancho, NM and Robert Allen Steele of Dallas, TX; granddaughters, Courtney Lynn and Angela Beth Moulton; grandsons, Chance Ethan and Parker Allen Steele; sisters, Dorothy Ellis of Tyler, TX and Marilyn Barnett of Austin, TX; brother, Charles W. Steele and wife Kathy of Bertram, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the First United Methodist Church, 220 N. Main, Higgins, TX 79046; Lake Highlands United Methodist Church, 9015 Plano Road, Dallas, TX 75238 ; or MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe, Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030.
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