Billy Joe Rouser
December 14, 2015
Billy Joe Rouser, of Houston, formerly of Salado, Texas, passed away on Monday, the 14th of December 2015, after an inspiring 21-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years of age.
Joe graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in engineering. He served as 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army before joining Schlumberger and later joining Exxon, where he and his family spend many years working and travelling abroad. In his spare time and retirement years, Joe enjoyed golfing, RV-ing and travelling.
Joe is survived by Judith Lorraine Rouser, his loving wife of 57 years; and his daughters, Stacy Denkhoff and her husband Eric, and their three children Devin (17), Drew (15), and Darby (12), all of Flower Mound, Texas,; and Stephanie Phillips and her husband John, and their two children, Matthew (17) and Ryan (17) all of Houston. Joe is also survived by his brother, Jim Rouser and his wife Joyce, also of Houston.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o’clock in the afternoon until seven o’clock in the evening on Thursday, the 17th of December, in the library and grand foyer of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.
A funeral service is to be conducted at two o’clock in the afternoon on Friday, the 18th of December in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, where the Rev. Jim Jackson is to officiate.
Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the adjacent grand foyer.
At a later date, the family is to gather for a private interment.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions for cancer research be directed to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX, 77210-4486.