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April 11, 2014

Carl Dorety

Athens — A Masonic graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Old Kit Cemetery, Irving, with Jerry Dorety officiating, under the direction of Hilliard Funeral Home of Van. 

Mr. Dorety passed to his heavenly home on April 11, 2014 at the age of 91 in Ben Wheeler.

Carl Walter Dorety was born December 30, 1922 in Irving to the late Walter George Dorety and Jacy Mae Smalley Dorety.  He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason for 65 years, and served in the US Army Air Corp from 1941-1945.  He married Reinetta Phillips in 1941.  Mr. Dorety worked for Ford Motor Co. for 9 years and General Motors for 30 years, before retiring and moving to Ben Wheeler in 1983.  He made all the garage sales and had his own sales until 1999.  He loved to barter.  He also raised cattle and had a barrel racing mare.  He spent many hours volunteering at Country Inn Nursing Home in Van while his mother was a resident and after.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Reinetta Phillips Dorety in 2008; brother, Clarence J. Dorety; and sisters, Ruth Potts and Mildred Robertson.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Marsha & Cecil Bennett of Ben Wheeler; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry & Kathy Dorety of Athens; brother, Walter George “Dink” Dorety, Jr.; grandchildren, Reinetta Bennett Gingles, Mitch Bennett, Laura Dorety Jacques, Lindsey Dorety and Angie Dorety Weakley; great-grandchildren, Graysen Gingles, Natalie Gingles, Tyler Henze, Abby Mitchell, Katie Weakley and Tobin Weakley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas  75701.

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