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February 22, 1933 – September 26, 2022

Louis Dorey was born in Poteau, Oklahoma in 1933 to Cleo Mildred (Hunter) Dorey and Louis Joseph Dorey. On September 26th, 2022 he passed away peacefully at the age of 89 years old.

The funeral will be held at Evan’s Funeral Home in the chapel this Friday, September 30th at 2pm.

When Mary Sue and Louis met through a mutual friend she was living in Panama and he lived in Poteau. The couple spent 47 years living in El Reno where they raised their children. After moving back to Poteau, Louis and Mary Sue were introduced to singing groups. He even played the guitar and sang as part of a group on occasion. This year Louis and Mary Sue were able to celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary.

At a young age Louis bravely served the United States in the Korean War. He was a retired Sergeant war veteran who served with company I, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division of the National Guard. The group was called into active military service in September 1950. Later on, Louis worked as an Assistant Warden in El Reno.

He loved Eastern Oklahoma. He had a variety of hobbies including gardening, carpentry, fishing, camping, raising bees, watching OU football with his son Louis and nephew Mike Lovett, bird watching, photography, working on the family farm, and spending time with family.

Louis was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Arlene Dorey Branson and Clarice Goodnight. He is survived by his wife Mary Sue, sister Cleora Raney, son Louis and spouse Susan, daughter Kathryn, granddaughter Kellye and spouse Oz, great-granddaughter Norah, granddaughter Laura and spouse Greg, great-granddaughter Claire, and extended family members.

Louis was well known and loved by many.

He will be dearly missed.

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