Delbert Dory

Delbert Arnold Dory

Tuesday February 1, 1921 - Monday February 15, 2021
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Marlow: Delbert Arnold "Chuck" Dory, 100, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 in Oklahoma City.

Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 5, 2021, at the First Baptist Church, with Rev. Ron Maxfield officiating. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.

Chuck was born Tuesday, February 1, 1921 in Ft. Scott, KS., to Edward and Flossie (Overbeck) Dory. He met Bonnie Maye Shaw, and they were married on October 7, 1944 in Lawton, and they celebrated 71 years of marriage before she preceded him in death on August 14, 2016. Chuck started off working a paper route and selling newspapers on a train, before going to work with his father at a local body shop. He then decided to join the military and served in Korea. After returning from Korea, he worked at La Rence Tank building tankers in Lawton. Chuck reenlisted in the military, but this time, was sent to Japan. He was put on a ship that shipwrecked on the Aleutian Islands for 6-9 months, until another ship rescued them. After serving in Japan, Chuck owned and operated a gas station in Lawton, until he decided to sell it and rejoin the military. Once he was back in, he went to Mechanical and Electronics School and started helping with the fire breaks at Ft. Sill. After his third commitment to the military, Chuck was employed by LTV in Michigan and Grand Prairie, TX., and worked there for about 18 years before retiring. While employed at LTV as an off-site engineer, he went back to school for more electrical training, this time learning heating and air. Upon his retirement, he spent a year renovating a home in Marlow, in which he built the cabinets, snack bar, and several other pieces of furniture. Chuck lived in Marlow for the last 40 years, and was very active in the VFW. He was a Mason for 50-60 years, was a worthy patron, and Treasurer of the Eastern Star, and carried the flag in the 4th of July Parade, for many years. Chuck enjoyed woodworking, tinkering on cars, fishing of any kind at Lake Humphreys and Lake Lewisville, and he loved Harley''s and cars. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include, son, Delbert Dory Jr. of Livingston, TX., 2 daughters, Linda Huston of Tulsa, and Christy Purser and husband John of Flower Mound, TX., 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brother, Albert Arnold Dory, 3 sisters, Margie Dory, Floatie Dory, and Bonnie Dory.

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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday March 5, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Friday March 5, 2021 2:00pm
    First Baptist Church
    213 North Broadway
    Marlow, OK 73055
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    Rev. Ron Maxfield
  • Interment

    Marlow Cemetery
    905 North Ash
    Marlow, OK
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Carolyn Lowe

Posted at 01:23pm
Certainly a hero in many areas. Knew Chuck best from bowling days. I know we celebrated several birthdays with him that were 90+ !

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