Douglas Ray Low, 64, of the Six Mile Community near Hemphill, died Tuesday night in the home of his sister in Groves.

He was born in Hemphill to Douglas D. and Jessie Warden Low. Douglas worked as a funeral director and embalmer for Texas Morticians Service in Houston, and then for Starr Funeral Home in Hemphill. Later he was a chief engineer in the merchant marines for Sabine Towing. After retiring from the merchant marines Doug work as a mechanic for Sprads Boat Town in Orange before moving back to Six Mile where he grew up.

Doug is survived by his sisters; Debbie Girolamo and her husband Sam of Groves, Darla Holder and her husband Mike of Hemphill, Darlene Mills and her husband Troy of Groves, and Dianne Brittain and her husband Terry of Hemphill.

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PMFriday, Aug. 1, in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St., Hemphill.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, Aug. 2, in the Starr Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Hemphill Cemetery.