December 14, 1935 - September 2, 2021
Arthur Glenn DeRouin, Sr., 85, of Josephine, TX, passed away September 2, 2021. He was born December 14, 1935, to Arthur and Alice DeRouin in Escanaba, MI. Arthur's father passed when he was ten years old, and his mother passed when he was 20. Arthur left home and made his way to Texas, where in 1959 he landed a job at a company in Dallas, TX. In that same year, Arthur met Johnnie Marie Tadlock, the love of his life for 62 years, and they wed July 1, 1961. They had three children, Arthur Glenn DeRouin, Jr., Janet Leigh (DeRouin) King and Joseph Allen DeRouin. Art was an extremely hard working man and was determined to provide for his family and give them the life he felt they deserved. Art had so much compassion for his wife and children, and trained his children in the way of serving the Lord. His family meant more to him than anything else in the world, and this was something he often mentioned. Art and Johnnie were dedicated to their children, especially their oldest son, Arthur Jr., who was born with a handicap, and always took special care with him. Art dedicated his life to the Lord Jesus Christ and to his family. Arthur enjoyed teaching Sunday School at church as well as being a Sunday school bus driver for numerous years, where he often provided candy to all the kids. Art loved spending time with family and enjoyed the outdoors. In his spare time, he liked collecting scrap metal. Anyone who knew Art knew that he was the most dedicated husband and father a family could ask for and would do absolutely anything for anyone. We will miss him greatly. Arthur was preceded in death by his loving wife: Johnnie Marie DeRouin; his parents: Arthur and Alice DeRouin of Michigan; sisters: Lorraine and husband Turk of Michigan, Lucille Cholger and husband George of Michigan, and Marilyn Beauchamp and husband Norb of Michigan. He is survived by children: Arthur DeRouin, Jr. of Josephine, TX, Janet King and husband Dwayne of Royse City, TX, and Joseph DeRouin of Josephine, TX; grandsons: Michael King of Garland, TX, and Dwayne King Jr. and wife Courtney of Rockwall, TX; great-grandkids: Alyson, Colsen, Callie and Caleb; brother: John DeRouin and wife Jenine of Wisconsin; niece: Sheryl Houle and husband Dick of Michigan; and other nieces and nephews: Pam, Brad, Darrin, Karlena, Jessica, Connie, Sheree, Steve, David, Jeannie Marie, John, Jeff and Julie. A celebration of Arthur's life will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, September 25, 2021, at New Life Church, 353 Covenant Ranch Road, Caddo Mills, TX 75135 with Pastor Butch Bruton officiating. Please join us for an ice cream reception afterwards.
Arthur Glenn DeRouin, Sr., 85, of Josephine, TX, passed away September 2, 2021. He was born December 14, 1935, to Arthur and Alice DeRouin in Escanaba, MI. Arthur's father passed when he was ten years old, and his mother passed when he was... View Obituary & Service Information
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