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Michael Irvin Dooley

Slidell, Louisiana

May 23, 1943 – Aug 7, 2019 (Age 76)


May 23, 1943
August 7, 2019
Slidell, Louisiana


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Honaker Funeral Home Obituary

Michael “Mike” Irvin Dooley, 76, of Covington, LA, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. He couldn’t have asked for a better final chapter, as he had 30 members of his family with him during his last 72 hours. Everyone prayed, laughed, shared stories, played his favorite songs, and while he didn’t respond verbally, he shed tears of joy to show his love.

Mike is survived by his beloved wife Marie “Mitzie” Arnold Dooley and their children; Shane Dooley (Eileen), Curtis Dooley (Angie), Melissa Lanaux Kennedy (Keith), Marie Lanaux, and Rachel Lanaux. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and two sisters Martha and Patricia (Pat). Mike was the first born to the late Irvin Joseph and Margaret “Maggie” Dooley. He was also preceeded in death by three of their children; Kari Dooley Ocmond, Kenny Lanaux, Kerry Lanaux, and two siblings; Sharon and Larry.

Mike also loved his dogs (fur-kids) Chloe and Madonna, as well as the late Olivia and Gizmo.

Mike was a U.S. Air Force veteran and received two Presidential awards during his service to our country. A native of Louisville, KY., Mike also lived in Kenner, LA., Slidell, LA., Picayune, MS., and finally Covington, LA. Before retiring, Mike was a Safety Director with Bell South for 30 years and then started his own safety consulting business called SafetyNet. Mike will be remembered by his family for his leadership, incredible storytelling,, and his strong faith in God.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Memorial Services at HONAKER FUNERAL HOME,

on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 1:00 P.M.

Visitation on Thursday after 11:00 A.M. until funeral time.

A private family interment will take place at a later time.

Please visit www.honakerforestlawn.com to sign guestbook.

Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., Slidell, LA

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My Condolences to the Dooley Family. You are all in my prayers. Rip Mr Mike

Metropolitan Safety Council Board 2007-2008

Metropolitan Safety Council Board 2009-2010

Heaven is lucky to have a sole like Mike. I had the honor to work with him when he was a board member, instructor and consultant for the Metropolitan Safety Council from 2000-2010. He was always willing and eager to share his safety knowledge and expertise with everyone. Our condolences to all his family.

Mike and I worked together in BellSouth's Network Operations, for several years. He is remembered as an experienced and dedicated employee. My condolences to the family.
Jerry Andrews, BellSouth retiree.

I worked with Mike when he first came here to the New Orleans area from Kentucky. Always a class act. Rest In Peace, my brother.

Curtis, Shane and Family , Barbara and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We offer our deepest sympathy. May the Lord give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please accept our condolences.