The obituary for my father: Arlen Lyle Greathouse, 78, of Lake Charles, LA died at 7:30 PM on Friday, July 16, 2010 in a local hospital.
Mr. Greathouse was born January 15, 1932 in Lake Charles, LA, where he lived most of his life. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force at the end of the Korean Conflict. He was a graduate of LaGrange Senior High School and a graduate of McNeese State University with his degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked at PPG for forty-two years, spending over twenty years in the Environmental Department. Mr. Greathouse was a member of Sale Street Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and gardening, especially tending to his daylilies.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Elouise D. Greathouse; daughters, Dawn Watson and husband James of Lake Charles, Tamara Greathouse of Newark, DE, and Caprice Miller and husband Chuck of Sykesville, MD; son, Eric Greathouse and wife Dana of Sugarland, TX; sister, Sarah Brasher; brother, Carroll Greathouse and wife Judy, all of Lake Charles; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
Mr. Greathouse was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Bessie Greathouse; sister, Betty Young; and brothers, George and Lawrence Greathouse.
His funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Reverends Steve James and Shawn Simmons will officiate. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and continue on Wednesday from 8:00 AM until the start of the service.