Johnnie Joe Dorey, 95, of Poteau died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Poteau. Johnnie was born Aug. 8, 1917, in Poteau to Otha and Emma (White) Johnson. She was a homemaker. Johnnie was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Wilferd “Buster” Dorey Jr.; her parents; six sisters, Grace Marler, Elenor Dorey, Elise Welch, Emma Jean Hanley, Syble Neff, Billie Dean Stock; and brothers, Bud Johnson and Tommy Allen Johnson. Johnnie was the oldest senior member of Pleasant Valley Free Will Baptist Church. She was a preacher’s wife for more than 30 years. Johnnie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother. She was a good, faithful, Christian woman.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Letha and Jimmie Graves, Glenda and J.C. Midgley; son and daughter-in-law, Rickey and Vicki Dorey all of Poteau; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, two step great-great-grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Ernest and Margetta Johnson of Tulsa, Floyd and June Johnson of Poteau, Orville and Margaret Johnson of Oklahoma City; other relatives and loved ones.
Services will be 10 am, Friday, July 5, 2013 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Nichols, Johnnie Clint Midgley, George Haney, Jason Graves, Joe Bill Maggard, Mike Womack, Bill Wiginton and Steve Holt. Honorary pallbearers will be Kreg Haney, Jarrett Lowrimore, Shea Holt, Lane Maggard, Colt Midgley, Kale Haney, Jaycob Graves and Brett Wiginton
The family will visit with relatives and friends at Evans and Miller Funeral Home from 4-6 p.m. Thursday.
You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.
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