Michael Dorety

Mike Dorety

Thursday, June 7th, 1951 Friday, March 20th, 2020

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Obituary for Mike Dorety

Mike Dorety, 68, of Crowley, Texas died March 20, 2020. Mike was born on June 7, 1951 in Grapevine, Texas to Clarence James Dorety and Billie Jo (Lester) Dorety. Mike served his country and community first in the United States Marines Corps for six years and then for thirty-nine years with the Dallas Fire Department, retiring in 2010. He was a member of the Dallas Firefighters Association IAFF Local 58 and an active rider with the Wind & Fire Motorcycle Club, a member of the Burleson Masonic Lodge #649 and American Legion Post #235 of Burleson. Mike for the past many years was committed as an officer and member of the Kit Cemetery Association of Irving where many of his family are interned and he himself will be buried. As a loving husband, father and proudest ‘Poppa’ ever, Mike is survived by his wife Susan Russell Dorety; his children, Michael Dorety and his wife Crystal, of Waxahachie, and Heather Dorety Ehmer and her husband Jonathan, of Grapevine; three grandchildren Colton, Tyler and Noah; and his four sisters Vicki Stover and husband Bob of VanAlstyne, Cynthia Dean, of Lewisville, Lisa McDonald, of Wylie and Deborah Johnson, of Eastland.
The Family wishes to attempt to wait until restrictions and health concerns lessen before scheduling a funeral service to celebrate mike’s life, they request your patience to wait until further notice to gather, remember and honor Mike. A small private family gathering and committal service will occur at Kit Cemetery in Irving, Texas.
Family wishes for memorials to be made to the
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas or to Shriners Hospital Galveston Burn Center (**Please Note** ) During your donation, you will be asked “Direct my gift to” – Please choose the Galveston location within the drop box.

A small and private Family Gathering and Committal Service will occur on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at Kit Cemetery in Irving, Texas
The Family plans a Celebration of Life and Fireman’s Wake service once COVID-19 sheltering concludes. Please check back to this page in the future – all events to be posted once scheduled. Thank You.

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Michael Fairchild

I was in the first grade with Mike and we played a little basketball in high school, we also hunted together. He was great help with our 40th and 45th reunions. I will miss him. Susan, you have my sincerest condolences and deepest sympathy.
Comment | Posted at 03:04pm via Condolence

Ann Henderson

My heart is broken. A dedicated husband, father and friend who walked the walk. I’ll muss our FB conversations. May you Rest In Peace. Susan, I love you and know you are broken at your loss of your love. Keeping you in prayer🙏
Comment | Posted at 12:37pm via Condolence

Edith Clark

Michael you will be missed. John and I enjoyed ur postings on Facebook. I’d read them and share with John. Always like ur political post. I agreed with them! While, in our younger days, the Irving Blvd cruisers, is where we all met. We reconnected on Facebook about 8 years ago. You were quiet and young in those days. When we reconnected, you told me y’all all knew John and I would marry. Yes, 50 years ago. Susan, Heather and Michael, the grand boys, he was so proud of y’all, keep him tucked away in ur hearts, he’ll always b there. Sincere sympathy. Edith Kizer Clark
Comment | Posted at 02:34pm via Condolence

Betty Livesay

To Mike’s Family,
I am the eldest first cousin, daughter of Ruth & Lloyd, I was several years older than Mike. I lost touch with him,and for this, I am so sorry. It is my understanding that he was a fine, kind, upstanding & self made man. I am proud of him for the kind of life that he led because I know that he was solely responsible for the wonderful man he became. I am so very sorry for your loss which came way to early.

Betty Potts Livesay
Comment | Posted at 11:17pm via Condolence

Heather Dorety Ehmer

To me it makes sense,
It isn’t any wonder.
You have moved on somewhere new,
And the rest of us are left here to ponder.

The world slows down, almost to a pause.
Of all the battles you’ve fought, this wasn’t the cause.

We weren’t ready to lose you,
Not to this... not now, not yet.
So much life left to live:
Husband, Dad, Poppa, Brother, Friend.

I don’t know how to move on,
You’ve always been my guide.
I don’t know how to do this,
Without you by my side.

They are so little still, but their love so very great,
I can’t stand the pain I now see on each little face.

I hope you know what you’ve left behind.
A love so great, a love so kind.

We miss you with every breath, every heartbeat.
We’ll love you forever, even though you’re heaven’s to keep.

Love, Sis
Comment | Posted at 08:50pm via Condolence

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