Timothy Scott DoolittleLuling, LA, 1975 - 2020
A shining light has gone out in this world as Timothy "Tim" Scott Doolittle lost his battle with adrenal cancer on September 11th, 2020. Tim passed away peacefully at his home in Luling, La., surrounded by loved ones. He was 45 years of age.
Tim is survived by his loving wife, Heather Doolittle (nee Bruce); his sons, Alexander and Bailey; his mother, Linda Doolittle (nee Kersten); his brother, Christopher Doolittle, Christopher's wife Heidi (nee Hum) and his nephew and nieces, Noah, Addison, Cora, and Martha as well as a large and loving extended family.He was preceded in death by his father, Patrick Doolittle.
A native of North Little Rock, Ark., Tim graduated from Catholic High and went on to attend the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Tim reached the highest level of academic achievement, graduating with a perfect grade point average in chemical engineering. It was during his time at the U of A that he met his loving wife, Heather. Tim then went on to spend 23 years working for Dow Chemical, first in Freeport, Texas, and then in Taft, La. In that time, he earned the love and respect of his colleagues and was well known for his ability to solve even the most complicated problems.
Tim was an avid reader and thoroughly enjoyed movies, especially action movies and comedies. One of his favorite pastimes was playing video games with friends all over the world, both old and new. He was a talented cook and baker who loved nothing more than experimenting with new recipes to share with friends and family, even creating a sourdough starter that has now spread to numerous bakers in at least four other states. But above all, Tim loved creating awe-inspiring Christmas light displays where hundreds of thousands of lights danced to the tune of a joyous holiday soundtrack.
Tim spent much of his free time dedicated to serving others. He was very active in the St. Michael's Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Lake Jackson, Texas, where he dedicated his time to helping those in need. He also taught Sunday school and volunteered with the Boys and Girls club. As his sons grew to be young men, Tim devoted himself to the Boy Scouts. His leadership, patience, and high tolerance for youthful absurdity made him a phenomenal scout leader. His impact on the young men in his troop will no doubt benefit our community and world for years to come. One of his proudest achievements was mentoring his sons, Alex and Bailey, as they both achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Through all of these activities, he made life-long friends.
Tim was generous with his time and talents. He was a brilliant engineer, devoted father, loving husband, and incredible mentor to adults and children alike. He made it easy to ask for help, enabled others to try new things, and instilled confidence in those around him. Those who knew him will keep his legacy alive. He will be missed, but never forgotten.
The family would like to express special thanks to the adult leaders of Scout Troup 317. The important relationships that came from those shared scouting experiences changed Tim and Heather's lives forever and the troop's support during his battle with cancer was nothing short of miraculous. Gratitude to those who directly supported Tim during his battle with cancer, Aunt Becky and Uncle Randy, Aunt Joanie, Granny Linda, Grandma Laurie, the Layman family, Uncle Awesome, Uncle Chris and Aunt Heidi, Rob and Katie, and Heather's Yayas. Additional gratitude to the incredible doctors and staff at Ochsner Cancer Center, particularly Regina May, and to Heart of Hospice, who eased Tim's pain and brought him peace in his last days.
It was important to Tim that his sons know the man that he was. If you have a story or cherished remembrance of Tim, his family would love to hear from you. Please email any such stories and remembrances to firstname.lastname@example.org
A private funeral mass will be held at 10:30 Central time on Wednesday, September 16th. The mass will be live-streamed and recorded for later viewing for those who wish to witness it and will be available at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4gn7dK8Mh97_Xc8c5qFwEw
Gifts in lieu of flowers can be sent to: St Vincent DePaul in Lake Jackson, Texas. Make check out to SVDP and mail to 100 Oak Dr. S, Lake Jackson, Texas. 77566; Or to the Catholic High Foundation in Little Rock, Ark. https://www.lrchs.org/chs-foundationalumni-association/support_catholic_hgh/
Published September 16, 2020