Eugene Phillip Nevelow was born in Galveston in August 18, 1917 and died on June 5, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his parents Shae and Anna Nevelow and his sisters Janice N. Kay, Bettie Nevelow and Ida Heller.
He leaves behind his brother Maurice D. Nevelow in Dallas; nieces Arlene K. Baker of Houston and Joan Tessell of Florida; nephews Howard Kay of California, Ira Nevelow and Ron Nevelow of Dallas and Craig Nevelow of Austin; and several great nieces and nephews.
He worked at Hanson Marine Ways, Gulf Marine Ways and Marine Machine Works. He was active in Galveston Chapter of Order of De Molay in which he was a past Master Councilor, the first one to be recognized a Representative De Molay in Galveston in 1938, a Chevalier and a member of the Legion of Honor. In the Scottish Rite he was a past presiding officer of all four bodies, a member of the 9 degree and 29 degree Knight Commander Court of Honor. In the El Mina Center he served on the entertainment committee for more than 30 years and was a member of the Ritualistic Committee for more than 20 years.
He was a member of Congregation Beth Jacob, a Life member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 48, a Life member of TREA: The Retired Enlisted Associates, a Life member of AFSA: Air Force Sergeants Association, TPA: Travelers Protective Association and AARP.
He served in both the Army Air Force and Army Infantry in WWII from 1942 to 1946 in the United States and Germany and then to 1976 in the reserve, 33 ½ years, during which he received seven Decorations and three badges. He retired as a Master Sergeant.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scottish Rite Temple at Galveston or Congregation Beth Jacob Synagogue.