Royce Elton Ennis

November 17, 1928 - July 20, 2020

Royce Ennis

Royce Elton Ennis, 91, of Silsbee, died Monday, July 20, 2020.  He was born on November 17, 1928, in Port Neches, to Margaret Matthews Ennis and Aaron Cecil Ennis.

Royce graduated from French High School and later from Lamar University.  He completed formal education at the University of Texas, in Austin.  Royce proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict.  He loved the Lord, his family, his church, and golf.  Royce was a charter member of three infant churches and served as deacon for ten years at Rosedale Baptist Church, Beaumont and thirty years at First Baptist Church of Silsbee. 

He began his career with DuPont in 1958.  He was a senior research associate for over thirty years.  During this time, Royce authored more than thirty U.S. patents for the company.  After retirement he did consultant work for other companies and countries.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-four years, Melva Jo Ennis; son, Terry Ennis of Lewisville; daughter, Lisa Daggett and her husband, George, of Castaic, California; son, Kyle Ennis and his wife, Pilsoon, of Katy; grandchildren,  Bryan Daggett and his wife, Jeniffer; Wesley Dagget; and Caitlin Burns and her husband, Jay, all of California; Tanner Daggett of Oregon; Mary Snodgrass and her husband, Granger, of Houston; and Ann Kim, and Aaron Ennis, both of Katy; and great-grandchild, Hailey Daggett of California.  He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Dorothy Clark and Yvonne Davis; and brother, A.C. Ennis, Jr.  Royce was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend and he will be truly missed by all!

A gathering of Mr. Ennis’ family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with his service 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 24, 2020, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  His interment will follow at Warren City Cemetery Warren.

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Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Friday, July 24, 2020
9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Friday, July 24, 2020
11:00 a.m.
Warren City Cemetery
Warren, Texas

Comments (5)

  • Jack Wang

    02 September 2020 at 20:50 | #

    Royce was such a nice and knowledgeable person. He was one of the smartest people I have met. I will miss you.....


  • Stephen Johnston

    17 August 2020 at 21:03 | #

    I worked with Royce on new product development programs at the DuPont Hypalon Plant, Maydown Works ,N Ireland. He was a gentleman, excellent to work with, and very knowledgeable about the technology.
    It was a pleasure to have Royce and friends from Beaumont Works in our home on a number of occasions and to visit with Royce and Melva in Silsbee with my family..
    In my experience he had a strong work ethic and commitment to family and church.
    I will miss him and will remember Melva and the family in prayer.


  • Charlie Crabbe

    27 July 2020 at 16:37 | #

    Royce, was a neat guy. I was privileged to car pool with Royce to DuPont for several years. We got to exchange conversation that was business and off duty investments
    I was aware that he was a patent holder but not to the number he owned. I will miss talking to him at the DuPont retirees luncheons.
    All I can say he was all business and family originated a great guy to know. So long Royce... Charlie Crabbe


  • Marlene Boothe

    24 July 2020 at 15:34 | #

    Melva, Lisa and family...I'm so sorry for your loss and will be praying for y'all during this difficult time!!


  • Mike and Juanita Husbands

    22 July 2020 at 21:02 | #

    We have known And loved Royce and Melva Jo for many years and would like the family we will be praying for them.


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