Ray was born January 8, 1932 to Walter Rudolph and Alice Atkinson Doreck, in Union Leader, Texas. He grew up in the Choate area. He completed up to the middle of 9th grade then began working on the farm to help support the family. He worked of most his life in the oil field driving a “Cat”. He loved to ride and rope, later in life he enjoyed bay fishing and dancing. He married Pansy Joan Gisler, November 15, 1952. He married Lois Senf Ray, September 28, 1965.
Mr. Doreck is preceded in death by his parents, 1st wife Pansy Joan Gisler and his sister, Faye Doreck Stockton.
Survivors include wife, Lois L. Doreck; son, Leslie Ray Doreck and wife Leslie of Longview, Texas; daughters, Donna R. Hunt, Joann Lincke and husband James, both of Victoria, Dorlen Kelly and husband Frank of Port Lavaca, Texas, Jodi Lerma and husband Henry of Austwell, Texas and Heidi Meiers and husband Jay of Port Lavaca; brothers, Joe B. Doreck and Wesley Doreck and his sisters Lavern Simmons, Ida Ruth O’Neill and Bea Murdoch; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held, Sunday, May 20, 2012 from 4 – 7 p.m., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, May 21, 2012 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ray Walthall and Pastor Marcus Tankersley, officiating. Interment followed in the Choate Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Leslie Doreck, Troy Doreck, Wayne Stockton, Kenneth Reese, Gary Rauschuber, Colin Rangnow, Corey Doreck, Zachari Meiers, Gary Reese and Gerad Lenhart. Honorary pallbearers were Ray’s son-in-laws, Britton Ray grandson, his grandchildren, his great grandchildren, his nephews, Dr. Cook Patton, Dr. William Campbell, Dr. Khiem Vu, Dr. John White, Dale Gordon, Mark Raddicke, Jess Hyatt and Accolade Homecare and Hospice.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Accolade Homecare and Hospice, Yoakum, Texas, the American Heart Association or the Gillette Baptist Church.