Feb. 16, 1935 Port Neches Jefferson County Texas, USA
Sep. 5, 2008 Groves Jefferson County Texas, USA
Lairon Wayne, of Nederland, passed away Friday at Renaissance Hospital.
He had lived all of his life in the Port Neches and Nederland area and was employed at Texaco as an electrician. He taught Refrigeration at Lamar University, and was an Electrical Contractor for five years before retirement. He was a member of the IBEW #479 and a member of the First Baptist Church in Nederland where he taught Sunday school and directed music in several churches in the area.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Jewell Green Dowden, his brothers, Jim Dowden, and William Bess.
Survivors include his wife Mert Dowden; three daughters, Lydia Rene Jones and husband Charles, Naomi Lynn Rush and Kelly Keturah Sanderson; two sons, Lairon "Larry" Wayne Dowden Jr. and wife Nena and Phillip Ray Dowden and wife Cheryl; two sisters, Carolyn Jamal and husband Bob and Bernice Elgar and husband David; three brothers, Jerry Dowden and wife Patty, Ralph Dowden and Walter Russell Dowden and wife Lenora; nine grandchildren, Katy Corcoran and husband Drew, Kimberly Berry and husband B.J., Justin Dowden, Megan Dowden, Jacob Adcock, Johnathan Adcock, Jackie Sanderson, Layla Rush, and Keith Adcock and wife Ashley; also seven great grandchildren.