|DENISE "DEWEY" ODELL
June 20, 1962
November 1, 1991
CLASS OF 1980
|GEORGIA MAE DAVIS
September 6, 1920
April 9, 2010
September 22, 1964
November 24, 2011
CLASS OF 1983
|ROBERT M. “BOB” DAY
March 12, 1947
June 5, 2006
CLASS OF 1965
|ROBERT M. “BOB” DAY 1947-2006
Services for Robert M. “Bob” Day, 59, of Gainesville are set for 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with
Rev. Dr. Mark Denison officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of the Geo. J.
Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Mr. Day died June 5, 2006, at his residence.
He was born March 12, 1947, in Gainesville to Herman M. and Nadine Ballew Day. On May 16, 1970, he
married Mary Vaughn in Abilene. He graduated from Gainesville High School and earned a bachelor’s of
science degree from Hardin Simmons University. He was a retired auto mechanics instructor at North
Central Texas College. Bob was a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary Club and was past president of the Fort
Stockton Rotary Club. He was involved in the DASH program for many years. He was a former board
president and board member of Pecos County Hospital; board member of Cooke County Friends of the
Family and board member of North Texas Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Day of Gainesville; siblings, Gloria Parrish of Gainesville and Linda Davis of
Clovis, Calif.; and mother-in-law, Maxcine Vaughn; numerous cousins; one niece; and three nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Nadine Day.
Pallbearers are Robert Voth, Jim Ailey, James Ray Polk, Wally Cullum, Doug Lillard and Richard Doarn.
Visitation will be at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cooke County Friends of the Family; 114 N. Dixon St.;
Gainesville, TX 76240 or to the charity of one’s choice.
|DANNY NEIL DENNINGTON 1948-2007
Danny Neil Dennington, 58, died on February 20 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was the son of
Herschel Neil and Lillian Avenell Dennington. He was born October 26, 1948, in Quanah, Texas. The family
moved to Gainesville in 1961, where Danny attended Gainesville High School. He was active in FFA and
Gainesville Leopard Football. Danny served in the United States Marine Corp from Jan. 1968 to Jan. 1972.
He served two tours in Vietnam, then stateside as drill instructor in San Diego, California. During the 70’s,
Danny was service manager for both Nolan-Williams Chevrolet and Johnson Motor Co. before establishing
Dennington Automotive in 1980. All four sons were employed there until the close of the business in 2003
due to Danny’s failing health.
Survivors are: sisters, Carolyn Crockett of Saint Jo and Sandra Praizner of Frisco; wife, Earlene Dennington
of Gainesville; son, Deryl, father of Kristen, Rachel and step-father to Gerrad; daughter, Denise, mother of
Zach and Marcus; son, Greg and wife, Danna, parents of Dray, Tyler, Jordan, Brooke and Brandon; son,
Chris and wife, Tonya, parents of Christopher, Dylan and Regan; son, Jeff and wife, Amanda, parents of
Brendon and Jacob, all of Gainesville.
Mass of Christian Burial for Danny Dennington will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church,
officiated by Father Patrick Murphy, OSA. Interment will follow in New Rest Haven Cemetery. Pallbearers
are Tom Otto, Josh West, Brian West, Jason Stockard, Michael Daughtry and Johnny DeBois. There will be a
rosary Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at Clement-Keel Funeral Home, followed by family visitation. Memorial
contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cooke Unit; P.O. Box 1217; Gainesville, TX
|STEVEN ROY DOOLEY 1967-2010
A memorial service for Steven Roy Dooley, 43, will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 at the
Christian Temple Church with Rev. Darlene Conner officiating. Local arrangements are under the direction of
the Clement-Keel Funeral Home.
He died Oct. 7, 2010 at Denton Regional Hospital in Denton.
Mr. Dooley was born July 7, 1967 in Gainesville.
He is survived by his wife, Julie Dooley of Gainesville; son, Tristan Mayo of Dexter; daughters, Carlene
LaSalle of Gainesville and Michelle LaSalle of Gainesville; mother, Ruth Morrison of Gainesville; brothers,
Hubert Roy Dooley Jr. of Gainesville and Robert Harkins of Scranton, Pa. and a sister, Angela Serna of Anna.
|MICHELLE ANN "RICHARDSON" DAVIS 1964-2011
Michelle Ann Davis, 47, of Gainesville lost her courageous battle against cancer on Nov. 24, 2011 at home,
surrounded by her loving family. She fought with the tenacity of a lion and the dignity of a lady to the end.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at the Woodbine Baptist Church with Rev.
Wiley Sullivan officiating.
Michelle was born in Kansas City, Mo. on Sept. 22, 1964.
She attended Gainesville High School.
She was married to Larry Davis on Dec. 26, 2006. She was a housewife and loved the outdoors and her
dogs. Survivors include her husband, Larry Davis of the home; her mother, Lynn McCallister of Newark; her
daughter, Natasha and her husband, Josh Pardue of Gainesville; son, Shawn Wier of Gainesville; and
brother, Mike Richardson and his son Dale of Gainesville. She also leaves behind a host of family and friends.
The family requests no flowers, but donations may be made to the Nascoga Bank in Gainesville.
To sign an online register or convey condolences, please visitwww.daltonandson.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dalton & Son Funeral Home in Lewisville.
|GEORGIA MAE DAVIS
Graveside services for Georgia Mae Davis, 89, of Gainesville are set for 2 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2010 at the
Fairview Cemetery Pavilion with Rev. Frank Lorne of Corinth Baptist Church officiating. Services are under
the direction of Clement-Keel Funeral Home.
Ms. Georgia Mae Davis died April 9, 2010 at her residence.
She was born Sept. 6, 1920 in Sulphur Springs to Rev. Daniel Boone and Eva Mae (Ray) Davis.
She finished high school in Gainesville. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas College in Tyler
and a master’s degree from Prairie View A&M College in Prairie View. She was a member of St. James C.M.
E. Church, but rendered her service at Mt. Olive Baptist Church and Organist and Pianist from 1942-1998.
She was taught to render service where it was needed.
Georgia Mae worked in her chosen field of Education for 36 years. She began her teaching career in Denton
and then taught in Greenville, Celina, Gainesville and Fort Worth where she retired in 1981. She endowed all
of her students with an abundance of love and affection, along with academics. At all of the schools, she
served on several committees, along with academics. She was also the Pianist at all schools where she
taught. Her favorite grade was the first grade, which she taught for 36 years. Her professional affiliations
include membership in the National Education Association, Texas State Teachers Association and the Fort
Worth Classroom Teachers Association. She was a former member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and
Undergraduate Dean of the Ivy League Club of the Sorority. She was a very dedicated Teacher.
Georgia Mae Davis is survived by her adopted daughter, Kathy Sanders and husband Carl of Gainesville;
grandchildren, Cameron Sanders and Wite Nicole of Gainesville and Martina Fields and husband Derrel of
Madill, Okla.; 10 great-grandchildren and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Daniel Boone and Eva Mae Davis.
She will be in state at the funeral home Sunday, April 11, until 5 p.m.
Memorials may be make to Cooke County Home Hospice, P.O. Box 936, Gainesville TX 76241.
|KEVIN MICHEAL DUTTON 1996-October 19, 2012
Kevin Micheal Dutton, 16, of Gainesville, passed out of this world on Oct. 19, 2012.
Kevin was born July 16, 1996, in Gainesville and spent the next six years being a superhero after which he
branched out to clown suits and more elaborate costumes. He had low embarrassment and high intelligence
we all lost a great, creative, movie making, music making mind when he left us. Kevin believed in string
theory and that there were other worlds than these. We can feel comforted that he is entertaining in an
alternate universe right now, but we will mourn him here.
Kevin is survived by his parents, Logan and Catherine Crump of Gainesville; his brother, Alaster Haden
of Gainesville; his sister, Christina Marie of Chicago; grandparents, Jo Ellen Fisher and Mildred Crump of
Gainesville and Clint and Patti Dutton of Midlothian; great-grandparents, Joe and Nell Ware of Callisburg
and Bill Dutton of Woodbine; aunts and uncles, Cassandra Ball of Azusa, Calif., Alex and Amanda
of Houston, Treven and Gloria Fisher of Gainesville, Elijah and Haley Fisher of Houston; cousins, Anson
Rodriguez of Azusa, Calif., and Cecilia Waterhouse of Houston.
Kevin was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Troy and Irene Bryant and Barbara Wofford, all of
Gainesville; and grandfather, Beecher Crump of Gainesville.
Graveside services will be held at the New Hope Cemetery Pavilion, near Mountain Springs, at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, with the Rev. Hollis Parsons and Boyd Tatum officiating.
|GARY D. DISHMAN
May 9, 1946
July 9, 2003
CLASS OF 1964
|LINDA GAIL "DIETZ"
July 3, 1951
June 12, 2013
CLASS OF 1970
|LINDA GAIL DIETZ BROWNE (July 3, 1951 - June 12, 2013)
CLASS OF 1970
A private memorial service for Linda Gail Browne, 61, of Valley View, will be held at a later date.
Linda was born on July 3, 1951 in Gainesville to Francis Earl and Maydeen Cole Dietz. She passed away on
June 12, 2013 at her residence.
She is survived by her husband Dennis Browne of Valley View; brother and sister-in-law David and Diane
Dietz of Gainesville; and sister and brother-in-law Patsy and Lynn Tamplin of Callisburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to Home Hospice of Cooke County.
|ANGELA MARIE DIETER
April 21, 1969
April 3, 2010
CLASS OF 1987
|ROBERT WILLIAM DUDLEY
April 16, 1962 - November 24, 2013
CLASS OF 1980
Funeral services for Robert William Dudley 51, Mineola are
scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 27, 2013,
Lowe Funeral Home Chapel, Quitman with Ricky Stephens
officiating. Burial will follow in the Chilton Cemetery, Big
Sandy, Tx. Family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday
evening, November 26th at the funeral home. He was born
April 16, 1962 in New York City, New York to Donald and
Jane Cramond Dudley. He was a high school teacher for the
Cleda High School and was a teacher and coach for 27 years.
He graduated from Gainesville High School and received his
Masters of Education from Austin College. He touched many
lives along the way through teaching and coaching. Many
students who stayed in contact over all those years. He was
a loving husband and father who loved the outdoors in any
setting and a great brother to his siblings and never stopped
teaching them. Robert is preceded in death by his father
Don Dudley. He is survived by his mother Jane Dudley,
Gainesville, Tx; his wife Michelle Dudley, Mineola, TX; 5 sons,
Jason James and wife Libby, Krum, Tx, Stanley Walker and
wife Casey, Palestine, Tx, Jeffrey Cowley, Dallas, Tx,
Christopher Dudley, Whitehouse, Tx, and Matthew Cowley,
Huntsville, Tx; 2 Daughters, Kristen Cowley, Mineola, Tx,and
Nichole Dudley, Tyler, Tx; 2 Brothers; Jeff Dudley,
Pottsboro, Tx. and Chris Dudley, Gainesville, Tx; 5
Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to Cook
County Home Hospice, 316 South Chesnut, Gainesville, Tx.,
|STEVEN ROY DOOLEY
July 7, 1967
October 7, 2010
CLASS OF 1985
|DANNY LEE DOOLEY
September 13, 1956
October 30, 1996
CLASS OF 1975
October 26, 1948
February 20, 2007
CLASS OF 1969
|CAROLYN PATRICE "DENNINGTON" CROCKETT
CLASS OF 1966
Funeral services for Carolyn Patrice Crockett, 67, of Gainesville, are scheduled
for 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral
Home. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive
friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19 at the funeral
Mrs. Crockett was born January 6, 1947 in Dumas to Herschel and Lillie Patrick
Dennington. She passed away February 15, 2014 in Gainesville.
Mrs. Crockett moved to Gainesville as a teenager and raised her family there
with her previous husband, Danny Crockett. She worked more than 20 years at
both Linda Jo Shoe Factory and Weber Aircraft. She enjoyed camping and
fishing. She would also occasionally indulge in retail therapy. She was a loving
mother, grandmother, and sister, and will be remembered for having a smile
that would light up a room. She also dearly loved her dogs, Fancy and Little Bit.
Survivors include: son, Neil Crockett and wife, Mary of Valley View; son, Tracy
Crockett of Gainesville; sister, Sandy Praizner and husband, Donald of Frisco;
sister-in-law, Earlene Dennington of Gainesville; grandchildren: Dustin, Darcy,
and Addison Crockett; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Mrs. Crockett was preceded in death by her parents; fiancé, John Hen; and
brother, Danny Dennington. The family wishes to thank the staff of North
Texas Medical Center for the loving care they provided. Memorials may be
made to American Cancer Society.
|JAMES WELDON DEAN
July 8, 1937
January 23, 2014
CLASS OF 1956
|JAMES WELDON DEAN (July 8, 1937 - January 23, 2014)
CLASS OF 1956
Funeral services for James Weldon Dean, 76, will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 27th at
Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hubert Wright and Pastor Tom Patzer officiating.
Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, also at the
Weldon passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014 at his residence in Gainesville. He was born July 8, 1937 in
Cooke County to James Herschel and Iva Jane (Durham) Dean. Mr. Dean was a US Navy veteran. He had
worked for Bell Helicopter until his retirement.
Survivors of James Weldon Dean include his wife, Mary Grace Dean of Gainesville; nieces, Vicky Hildebrand
of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Janna Vitiello of El Paso, Judy Bengfort of Gainesville and Patricia Haverkamp of
Gainesville and six great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Eva
Monday January 27, 2014, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home
Monday January 27, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home Chapel
Monday January 27, 2014 at Fairview Cemetery
|CAROLYN PATRICE "DENNINGTON"
January 6, 1947
February 15, 2014
CLASS OF 1966
March 6, 1965
August 12, 2002
CLASS OF 1983
December 28, 1941
April 8, 2009
CLASS OF 1960
July 15, 1946
July 12, 2000
CLASS OF 1965
|JUDITH "DONOHOE" PATRICK (December 28, 1941 - April 8, 2009)
CLASS OF 1960
LIVINGSTON — Judy Donohoe Patrick, 67, died on Wednesday, April 8, 2009. Graveside services were held
Saturday, April 11, in Greenwood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made
to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030. Judy was born Dec. 28, 1941 in Port
Lavaca. She graduated from Gainesville High School and spent 27 years devoted to the Bedford Police
Department. She loved reading, tending to her rose bushes, her coffee, knitting and especially her cats. Her
greatest joy in life was being a mom and she was “Momma” to many other people, but especially to Terry
Simonton, Elisa Gonzalez and Jeanne and Chris McDonald. She was preceded in death by her parents, Verner
and Edna Donohoe and her brother, Charles Donohoe. Survivors include her daughters, Katy Patrick and
Vicki Bolton and husband David; son, Michael Patrick; grandsons, David Bolton III, Daniel Bolton and Rocky
Bolton; sister, Nancy Edmondson; nieces, Deanne Giese, Marie Mankoff and Lisa Wyckoff and nephews,
Vince Donohoe and Michael Donohoe. Greenwood Funeral Home, Fort Worth, was in charge of
|MARY ETTA "DODSON"
November 16, 1934
February 14, 2009
CLASS OF 1953
|EVA BELL DOUGHERTY
January 19, 1944
June 3, 2003
CLASS OF 1962
|MARY ETTA "DODSON" HEILMAN (November 16, 1934 - February 14, 2009)
CLASS OF 1953
Funeral services for Mary Etta Heilman, 74, of Lindsay are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 at the
McCoy Funeral Chapel in Muenster. Rev. Sam Campbell will officiate. Burial will be in New Rest Haven
Cemetery in Gainesville. Services are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Muenster.
Mary Etta died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 in Gainesville. Born Nov. 16, 1934 in Bartlesville,
Okla., one of the five children of James and Oma Ruth Hayes Dodson, Mary grew up in Gainesville and
graduated from high school there. She married Charles Heilman on Aug. 5, 1953 in Reno, Nev. They have
spent their entire married life in the Lindsay area and were the proud parents of two daughters and a son.
Mary had retired from Weber Aircraft where she had worked for a number of years as an assembler and
later as a stock person. Mary was of the Methodist faith. She was an avid hunter and fisherman and a lover
of people, never meeting a stranger. She enjoyed bowling, playing baseball, golfing, supporting and
watching the Dallas Cowboys. Her favorite pets were dogs, however, she really loved all animals. Oil
painting was a favorite hobby enjoyed by Mary. She was a great family lady and will be missed by her family
Survivors include her husband, Charles Heilman of Lindsay; daughters, Tina Nissen of Myra and Kelly
Heilman of Gainesville; son, Terry Heilman of Lindsay; granddaughters, Carrie Barnes, Jordan Heilman and
Alisha Wright; grandsons, Josh Heilman, Chad Heilman, Cody Nissen and Colby Nissen; sisters, Ruth Owen of
Lindsay and June McFee of Euless; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Oma Ruth Dodson; sister Wilma May; brother, James
Dodson and grandson, Cory Nissen.
Visitation is set for 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at the McCoy Funeral Home.
|ROBERT "SKIP" DAVIS
February 14, 1960
May 1, 1983
|ROBERT GLEN "SKIP" DAVIS
Birth: Feb. 14, 1960
Death: May 1, 1983
New Resthaven Cemetery
|KEVIN MICHEAL DUTTON
July 16, 1996
October 19, 2012
CLASS OF 2014
April 16, 1962
November 24, 2013
CLASS OF 1980
May 23, 1962
August 3, 1980
CLASS OF 1980
|JOYBELL DIE SCHALK
March 5, 1945 - September 10, 2015
CLASS OF 1963
|JOYBELL DIE SCHALK (March 5, 1945 - September 10, 2015)
GHS STAFF AND CLASS OF 1963
To quote Gainesville Daily Register's columnist Tom Kennedy from an
article he published in the paper Sunday, September 10, 2006: "There is
only 1 Joybell Schalk." On September 10, 2015, we had to say goodbye to
her. Mrs. Schalk succumbed to complications due to Multiple Myeloma
(cancer) early Thursday morning.
Joybell was born to Ray E. and Joy (Bell) Die March 5, 1945 in
Nacogdoches, Texas. In 1957, the family moved to Gainesville where Mr.
and Mrs. Die were educators in GISD. Joybell transitioned well and
excelled in academics as well as extra-curricular activities. In 1958, the
Blue Blazes drill team was formed with Mrs. Schalk elected to Captain --
making this group of Gainesville girls the first-ever junior high school drill
team in the state of Texas. In 1959, the new Gainesville High School was
opened making Joybell a member of the first freshman class. With the
new building came the formation of the White Wave drill team primarily
composed of those original Blue Blaze members. Mrs. Schalk was elected
Captain all four years of high school as the only White Wave member to
hold the spot four consecutive years. Active in choir with All-State
accolades and leads in the musicals, she also graduated as Valedictorian
of the Gainesville HS Class of 1963.
Mrs. Schalk attended TCU graduating in 1967 with a 4.0 GPA. She joined
the Pi Beta Phi sorority as a freshman and was president of the sorority
her junior and senior years. It was during this time she was introduced to
the man she would marry through her mother Joy Die. She married
Thomas E. Schalk on August 19, 1967 and had two children: Thomas Rey
(Trey) (1969) and Joyann (1974).
Mrs. Schalk loved teaching and helping others. She devoted thirty-five
years to educating many. She also managed and choreographed for the
White Wave and Blue Blazes drill teams. She was an active member of
Whaley United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir. She
volunteered in local organizations and was on the board for the GISD
Joybell Schalk is survived by her loving husband of 48 years Thomas
Schalk of Gainesville, mother Joy Die of Lake Kiowa, son Trey with wife
Amy Schalk of Austin, daughter Joyann with husband Brad Cooke,
grand-daughter Addelyn and grand-son Mackson of Highland Village.
She was preceded in death by her father Ray E. Die.
A funeral is scheduled for Monday, September 14, 2015 at 1:00pm at the
Whaley United Methodist Church with Jerry Jones officiating. All are
welcome to attend and celebrate Joybell's life. A private burial will take
place in the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll &
Son Funeral Home. No visitation is planned.
|GLORIA "DAY" PARRISH
September 22, 1940-October 16,
CLASS OF 1958
|GLORIA "DAY" PARRISH (September 22, 1940-October 16, 2016)
CLASS OF 1958
Funeral services for Gloria Parrish, 76, of Gainesville, are scheduled for
11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at First Baptist Church with Dr.
Jeff Langley and Rev. Hollis Parsons officiating. Interment will follow at
Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
on Wednesday, October 19 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Mrs. Parrish passed away October 16, 2016 in Gainesville.
Gloria was born September 22, 1940 in Gainesville to Herman and Nadine
(Ballew) Day. She was a member of Gainesville High School class of 1958.
Gloria married Bill Parrish on December 19, 1970 at First Baptist Church
in Gainesville. She began her career in 1958 with Dr. Bill Powell and Dr. R.
L. McLeroy at the Whiddon Memorial Clinic. Mrs. Parish then worked at
the Cooke County School Superintendent’s office with Kit Carson. In
1977, she began her successful 27-year career at the Cooke County
Auditor’s Office, from where she retired in 2004. Mrs. Parrish was a
proud and dedicated member of the community, evidenced by her
involvement in numerous organizations. She was a member of Business
& Professional Women, Soroptimist Club, the Red Hats, and the NTMC
Auxiliary. Mrs. Parrish proudly served on the Boards of Directors of
Abigail’s Arms, North Texas Medical Center, and the NTMC Foundation. A
loyal and faithful servant, her hobbies were dedication to her family,
friends, church, and community.
Survivors include: Linda (Day) Davis of Gainesville; Mary Day of
Gainesville; Jana and Rich Doarn of Fort Worth; her precious Davis Doarn
of Fort Worth; Diane and Mick White and Kelly Parrish of Fort Worth;
several cousins; and many many dear friends. Mrs. Parrish was preceded
in death by: parents Herman and Nadine Day; husband Bill Parrish;
brother Bob Day; and brother-in-law Ken Davis.
Serving as pallbearers are: Johnny Leftwich, Robby Baugh, Kenneth
Alexander, Jerry Lewis, Larry Smith, Dr. Eddie Hadlock, Shane Greer, and
Memorials may be made to: Abigail’s Arms, NTMC Auxiliary Volunteers, or
Home Hospice of Cooke County.
|MARY SUE "DEMORY"
September 21, 1928
July 15, 1977
CLASS OF 1944
|DAVID RAY DOSS
February 24, 1953
September 28, 2016
CLASS OF 1971
|DAVID RAY DOSS(February 24, 1953-September 28, 2016)
CLASS OF 1971
September 28, 2016 at his home. He was born February 24, 1953 in
Gainesville, Texas to Francis Alexander and Zofia (Dedek) Doss. David
graduated from Gainesville High School in 1971 and he enlisted in the U.
S. Navy that same year. He met his wife, Larissa in 1988 and they were
married on February 17, 1990 in Ferris, Texas. He worked for Northrop
Grumman for 10 years as an Avionic Tech. He also worked as an
Electronic Tech for 18 years for Communications Test Design. David was
a proud member of the Girl Scouts and was an archery range master for
them. He loved photography, camping, hiking and building models. He
was a very sensitive, caring and trusting person who will be greatly
Survivors include his loving wife of 26 years, Larissa Doss of Rockett;
son, Daniel Ingram of North Richland Hills; daughter, Megan Doss and
fiancé Dillon Richards; brother, Frank Doss, Jr. and wife Judy; niece,
Phyllis; nephew, Mark Doss and wife Karen and their son, Dylan; two
brothers-in-law, Ray Ingram and wife Brenda and Leonard Ingram and
wife Natalie and his mother-in-law, Barbara Ingram. David was preceded
in death by his parents; father-in-law, Lonnie Ingram and a nephew,
Visitation for family and friends will be 6 to 8 PM Monday, October 3,
2016 at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 12 PM Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in the chapel of
the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home with Philip Washburn
officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 PM at the Dallas-Fort Worth