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David H. "Mike" Mikeworth

1923 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
David H. "Mike" Mikeworth Obituary
David H. "Mike" Mikeworth, 90, stepped into God's house Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Service: A private service will be held by the family in Bellevue Cemetery. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no public service or memorial service. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, friends may make a donation to a . Mike was born April 17, 1923. He graduated from Bellevue High School in 1941. The Army drafted him in California in 1943. He participated in the Normandy invasion on D-Day plus one, June 7, 1944, landing at Utah Beach. He saw extensive combat in Normandy, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, and the Hurtgen Forest in Germany. A team of 15 buddies was with the 395th Signal Co. (AVN) for 9th Engineer Command back in England. He was awarded five Bronze Stars with a trip back to the States by plane. Under the G.I. Bill, Mike entered mortuary school in Dallas in 1945. He was licensed Feb. 19, 1948, in Longview. Mike met Jane Alma Pruitt, a nurse, in Longview, and they were married Dec. 15, 1950. She was the love of his life for 59 years and they had two children. Jane passed away Sept. 27, 2009. Mike, jack-of-all-trades, worked in several industries during his life, and retired with Tarrant County College at 67 on Aug. 31, 1990. Mike loved his family and they loved him unconditionally. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. We wish to thank Texas Cardiac Care, nurse, Doug Klement, Walgreens Infusion Services, Covenant Care Hospice, and Kathy Payne. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Nina Mikeworth; brothers, Herbert, J.L. and Neal Mikeworth; and sister, Hermilla Smith. Survivors: Daughter, Deborah "Debby" Payne and husband, Tom; son, David Glen Mikeworth and wife, Dr. Mary Stone; grandchildren, Zachary Payne, Cassie and Austin Dryer; great-grandchild, Abigail Jane Dryer; sister-in-law, Estelline Mikeworth; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published in Star-Telegram on Jan. 18, 2014
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