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Douglas Richard Reiter

Memorial services for Douglas Richard Reiter, 79, of Gainesville, are scheduled for 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Officiating the service will be Father John Pacheco. A Rosary service will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 2 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Mr. Reiter died August 27, 2016 at Renaissance Care Center from complications of Alzheimer's Disease. Mr. Reiter was born October 27, 1936 in Denton to Toney & Rose (Luttmer) Reiter. He married Chubby Mages on July 2, 1960 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. Doug attended St. Mary's Catholic School. In 1954, he graduated from Gainesville High School. He also attended Midwestern State University.
In 1957, Doug enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years. He served aboard the USS Lexington. In 1959, he accepted a position with Texas Instruments in Richardson, TX. Doug worked at Texas Instruments for eight years. In 1968, he joined his father and brother in the dairy business. Doug worked on the family dairy for 39 years and retired in 2007.
Survivors include his wife Chubby, three sons & daughters-in-law: Chuck & Mistee Reiter of Gainesville, Dave & Jill Reiter of Muenster, and Marc & Kerri Reiter of Lindsay; six grandchildren: Dustin, Alaina, Rylee, Ryenne, Madison & Kortnie; his brother, Gene Reiter of Gainesville; and his sister, June Blevins of Houston.
Mr. Reiter was preceded in death by his parents, Toney & Rose (Luttmer) Reiter;
his father-in-law & mother-in-law, Joe & Theresa (Bayer) Mages; and his sister-in-law, Shirley Reiter.
The family would like to thank Cooke County Home Hospice for their care & compassion during Doug's final days. The family would also like to thank Renaissance Care Center for their wonderful care.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Mary's Catholic School.
You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.
Published on August 29, 2016
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