COLEMAN — Allen Wesley Dority, 69, of Lake Brownwood, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016 at home.

Wesley was born April 5, 1947 in Electra, a son of Doy and Jessie Dority. The family later moved to Coleman. Wesley grew up in Coleman, attending Coleman schools until graduation in 1965. He and Linda Joyce Griffith were married in 1965.

Wesley worked many years for GTE, taking early retirement in 1996. He was always active in the oil/gas business, owning and operating his own wells.  Wesley was a hard worker, enjoyed fishing, camping, his family and loved cooking a brisket for family and friends.

Wesley is survived by his wife, Linda of 51 years; a daughter, Denise Dority of the home; and a son, Doyle Dority and wife Jessica of Houston. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Derek Dority and wife Kandus of Tipton, Okla., Dillon Dority of Austin, Megan Dority of Coleman, and Sean Dority also of the home; two step-grandchildren, Morgan and Nathan Virga of Houston; four great-grandchildren, Bradley, Braiden and MacKenzie Dority of Tipton, Okla. and Kyler Dority of Coleman; a brother, Ron Dority and wife Linda of Thrifty; a sister, Sharon Walden and husband Bill of Burleson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wesley was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Karyn; a brother Ricci Dority; and a sister, Sondra Dority.

The family would like to thank Dr. Vega and Dr. Mahoney and their staff at Hendrick Medical Center for the care that they provided Wesley and to Solaris Hospice for their loving care.

A memorial celebrating Wesley’s life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were made with Stevens Funeral Home in Coleman.

The family requests memorials can be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

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