Arnie Dooley Obit

Hunt Co TX 

Submitted by Brandon Darrow


Rains County Leader
November 16, 2004

Arnie Dooley
1922 - 2004
Arnie Lee Dooley, 82, of Lone Oak died early morning on Thursday, November 11, at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 13, at Prairie Valley Baptist Church under the direction of Coker Matthews Funeral Home of Greenville. Burial was in Prairie Valley Cemetery.  Pallbearers were John Dooley, Steve Byrd, Ken Byrd, Eric Dooley, Dusty Goodwin and Jason Luhn. Nicholas Goodwin and Justin Dooley served as honorary pallbearers.   Mr. Dooley was born Nov. 8, 1922, in the Prairie Valley Community, Hunt County. He was the son of Tate and Jewel Bynum Dooley. He and Fannie Dora Lamm were married Dec. 23, 1942, in Greenville. Mr. Dooley served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946. He worked at Temco for 20 years as a flight mechanic and was a lifetime farmer/rancher. He was a member of Prairie Valley Baptist Church and was a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 307 in Lone Oak. Mr. Dooley served as a Lone Oak school board member for 20 years and was a former director of Northeast Texas Famers Co-Op.  Surviving are his wife of Lone Oak; a son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Penny Dooley of Lone Oak; a daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Robert Byrd of Greenville; daughter-in-law Ann Dooley of Greenville; brothers E.J. Dooley of San Antonio and J.B. Dooley of Lone Oak; two sisters, Donna Robinson of Greenville and Sue Luhn of Lone Oak; grandchildren Becky Goodwin, Dusty Goodwin, John Dooley and Jana Dooley, all of Lone Oak, Steve Byrd of Round Rock, Ken Byrd of Greenville and Eric Dooley of U.S. Austin; and great-grandchildren, Georganna Goodwin, Nicholas Goodwin, Justin Dooley and Jaylan Dooley, all of Lone Oak.  He was preceded in death by his father in 1981, his mother in 1982 and a son, Don, in 1989.  Memorials may be made to Prairie Valley Cemetery Association, 1417 Williamsburg, Greenville, TX 75402.