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Edmond ‘Ray’ Doreck

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Edmond “Ray” Doreck, a longtime resident of Gillett, Texas, passed away in his residence Friday, May 18, 2012, at 10:35 a.m., at the age of 80 years, 4 months, and 10 days. Ray was born Jan. 8, 1932, to Walter Rudolph and Alice Atkinson Doreck in Union Leader.

He married Pansy Joan Gisler Nov. 15, 1952, and to this union were born two daughters, Donna Rae and Lois Joann. Pansy preceded him in death March 18, 1965.

He then married Lois Senf Ray Sept. 28, 1965, and she brought with her two daughters, Dorlen Dayne and Jodi Sue. Together Ray and Lois created the “Little Ones,” Leslie Ray and Heidi Alice.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Faye Doreck Stockton.

He is survived by his wife of more than 46 years, Lois L. Doreck; his son, Leslie Ray Doreck and wife Leslie of Longview; his daughters, Donna R. Hunt and Joann Lincke and husband James, all of Victoria, Dorlen Kelly and husband Frank of Port Lavaca, Jodi Lerma and husband Henry of Austwell, and Heidi Meiers and husband Jay of Port Lavaca; his brothers, Joe B. Doreck and Wesley Doreck; his sisters, Lavern Simmons, Ida Ruth O’Neill, and Bea Murdoch; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Sunday, May 20, from 4-7 p.m. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel in Kenedy.

A funeral service was held Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Ray Walthall and Pastor Marcus Tankersley officiating.

Interment followed in the Choate Cemetery in Choate.

Serving as pallbearers were Leslie Doreck, Troy Doreck, Wayne Stockton, Kenneth Reese, Gary Rauschuber, Colin Rangnow, Corey Doreck, Zachari Meiers, Gary Reese, and Gerad Lenhart.

Memorial donations may be made to Accolade Homecare and Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 525, Yoakum, TX 77995; the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125; or the Gillett Baptist Church.

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