Homer Maurice Doke
November 18, 1938 – June 6, 2018
Maurice Homer Doke, known by friends as "Bear", and "Beba" to his children, age 79, passed away in Houston, TX on Tuesday the 5th of June 2018 after a long fight with Alzheimers. He will be put to rest on the 16th day of June, 2018 at Crestview Memorial Park Cemetery right alongside his Mother and Father. Arrangements are with Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his Mother and Father ( Homer and Queechy Doke ) He is survived by his seven children, Leslie, Julia, Katy, Baron, Barrett, Mandy and Brian.
He left Wichita Falls at age 18 after accepting a scholarship to play football at the University of Texas. Life happened pretty fast for him in Austin as he took on a bachelors in Business as well as playing middle linebacker for Daryl Royal and the Longhorns. He played from 1957 to 1959 and was named first team All-American. He received Academic All-American Honors, served as editor-in-chief of the UT Chemical Engineering Society Magazine as well as being a Rhodes Scholar Candidate. Following a successful 4 years in college, he turned offers down to play professional football to pursue his other interests. He remained in Austin and was named to the House of Representatives where he served two terms from 1963 to 1967 as the youngest person to have ever served in Texas at the time. He spent his professional life in commercial real estate and banking. Online condolences may be made at hamptonvaughancrestview.com.
- Graveside Service Saturday, June 16, 2018