Rev. James Fred Doggette
Rev. James Fred Doggette, 105, of Groves, Texas died at 11:00 p.m. 3/10/17 at Oak Grove Nursing Facility. He was born 3/14/1911 in the Red Hill Community near Sandersville, MS. Rev. Doggette was one of 15 Children born of parents Frank Doggette and Virginia Fagan Doggette.
He met and married Katherine Todd in 1932 and they became parents of 6 children.
Survivors include his children, Barbara Wells, Fredda Robbins, Betty Marcel and her husband Ray, James “Jimmy” Doggette and his wife Gail, Sarah Fountain and her husband Glenn; one sister, Ollie Varner of MS; nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and four great-great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Virginia Doggette; wife, Katherine Doggette; son Charles Doggette; granddaughter, Jamie Doggette; sons-in-law, Pete Wells and Robert Robbins; and 13 siblings.
He attended and graduated from Sandersville High in 1931. Later attending, Jones County Junior College.
The first church Rev. Doggette pastored, in Texas was the Orangefield Assembly of God, and since then pastored many from Texas to Mississippi. Also he was involved in the Evangelistic field for many years. On his 100th Birthday he held a 3 week Revival in Mississippi. He was still preaching on the pulpit until 104 years of age. Rev. Doggette loved people, life and had a wonderful sense of humor. When asked, “What makes you stay so young?” his reply, “Don’t look in the mirror, God and Chinese food!”
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Rev. Rusty West officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday evening from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
A special thanks to the Staff and Nurses at Oak Grove Nursing Facility; Miranda at Heart of Texas Hospice Care; and Prudent Home Health Care.
Rev. Doggette has left behind a multitude of friends and people that he has touched. He will be missed and his famous words “To God be the glory”.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Rev. Doggette’s home church: Glad Tidings Assembly of God, 3600 5th Avenue; Port Arthur, TX 77642.