Douglas Elliott Whitley
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Douglas Elliott Whitley
  • December 2, 1981 - December 14, 2017
  • Texas

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Born in 1981 to Douglas and Sherry Whitley, Elliott passed away on December 14, 2017. He was raised with his siblings - Julia and Florence in Arlington, Texas where he at-tended the Arlington Independent School District. Elliott ran track and cross country for Lamar High School. He participated in the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra as a clarinetist and separately excelled as guitarist and pianist. Recently, he began playing the saxophone.

Elliott earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Miami, Miami, Florida. As a transition from engineering to medicine, Elliott was a scribe at Harris Methodist Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas. As he entered medical school, to the surprise of his parents, his application essay was read to the incoming class as the best letter the school had ever received. In 2010 he earned a medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He trained at Scott and White Hospital, Temple, Texas and served as Chief Resident in Emergency Medicine.
In 2012 Elliott married Danielle Marie Veilleux. Shortly thereafter, Elliott and Danielle settled in Tyler where he practiced at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital. They are the parents of a beautiful daughter Corinne Lucile Whitley. Elliott was a supportive spouse to Danielle's veterinarian practice and a loving father to his young daughter.

Elliott enjoyed diverse hobbies including photography, gardening and travel. As a medi-cal student he won a school-wide photography contest with a panorama of the Houston skyline. As a recent college graduate, Elliott and his sister Florence toured central Europe. Throughout his life he excelled at snow skiing in Keystone, Colorado and hiking in Spanish Peaks, Colorado.
Elliott is predeceased by Harold C. Whitley, paternal grandfather, Clarence and Lucile Castle, maternal grandparents, and Bianca, his beloved dog.

Elliott is survived by Danielle and Corinne Whitley, his wife and daughter; Douglas and Sherry Whitley, parents; Julia Whitley, sister, and Peter Siegesmund, her husband and Alexandra, their daughter; Florence Whitley Kerkaert, sister, and Thomas Kerkaert, her husband, and Thompson, Felicity, Marie, and Dillon, their children. Elliott is survived by Helen Morris, his maternal grandmother. Elliott is also survived by in-laws Tom and Ann Veilleux; Elizabeth Ann Straessle and Drew, her husband, and Megan and Anna Claire their daughters; and Christopher Thomas Veilleux. Thanks to Judge K. Michael Mayes and Nancy Mayes, Elliott's uncle and aunt for their support.

Remembrances may be made in his honor to O'Malley Alley Cats Organization, 5457 Donnybrook, Tyler, Texas 75703; Tylertxcats@gmail.com; Fort Worth Youth Orchestra, 4401 Trail Lake Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76109 or Walk with a Doc, www.walkwithdoc.org.