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David Charles Englet, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018, in Houston, Texas. He was born May 23, 1928, in Bald Knob, Arkansas to Robert and Lightle Englet. David was preceded in death by his wife Vera Jo Englet, his brother and life-long friend Robert "Bob" Harrison Englet and their parents. He is survived by his son Brian and wife Renee, grandsons Jonathan, Brian Tyler and Stephen, nephews Kevin and wife Tracy and their son Mason, Tobin and wife Diane Hasell and friend Gaye Mouer, all of Houston.

David served in the United States Navy and was a proud University of Houston Alum and Supporter, having received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Cullen School of Engineering in 1954. In a career that spanned more than five decades, he supported the oil and gas industry, both domestically and internationally, in management and project engineering positions. During this time, he worked for Cameron Iron Works, Brown & Root, Fish, Jacobs Engineering, Mustang, Kaverner and others.

David loved the Lord Jesus Christ and was a long-time member of Houston's First Baptist Church where he was a faithful member of Morning Star Senior Adults Sunday School Class for many years. David was a deliberate but gentle spirit and a man of many talents and interests. He loved travel, good food, Cougar football, woodworking, hands-on repairs, making candy during the holidays, staying physically fit and enjoying family and friends. David was a man of simplicity and substance with a dry wit and a big laugh. He will be missed.

A Visitation will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018, at Waltrip Funeral Home, 1415 Campbell Rd., Houston, TX 77055, from 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.. A Graveside Service will be held at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, 12800 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77077, on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00 A.M..

The family offers a special thanks to Caregivers Shree LaRue and Shay Poole of Heavenly Helping Hands, for their special lovingkindness in caring for him during the past six months. Donations can be made in memory of David to Houston's First Baptist Church, the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.