Dortha “Dottie” D. Sargent went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday November 5th, 2015. Dottie passed away peacefully in her daughter’s home. Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday, November 9, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Crowley. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Mayfield Kiser Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Dottie was born on September 21st, 1928 in Devol, Oklahoma, to Scott and Minnie Morgan.
Dottie married Douglas E. Sargent and moved to New Egypt, New Jersey where Doug was stationed at that time. After Doug had retired, Dottie and Doug moved back to Texas. They moved to Crowley, Texas in 1980 where Dottie was a longtime political activist. She never missed a City Council meeting in 30 years until her health declined preventing her from attending.
Dottie helped start the neighborhood crime watch in the City as well as serving on the original committee that wrote the Crowley City Charter. Over the years Dottie campaigned for many City Council and Mayor Candidates that she believed would be good for the City. She was active and always participated in the City budget workshops every year. She was also active in the Crowley Area Chamber of Commerce and was awarded Citizen of the Year for Crowley in 2012.Dottie has been an active member of First Baptist Church in Crowley since 1974 and was a member of the sanctuary choir for many years.Dottie loved God and her family and friends very much and will be truly missed by many. Dottie was preceded in death: by her husband Douglas Sargent. Sherry Kennedy, daughter her mother and father. Allen Slack, Brother-In-Law. Dottie is survived by her children: Debbie McPhee,Linda Scott and Jack Disarro. Sister: Marilyn Slack. Grandchildren: Jamie McPhee,Brian McPhee and Shannyn Williams,Stacey Smith and husband, Greg,Cathy Pohoreske and husband, Brett,Douglas Caldwell and wife, Melinda,Brandon Scott and wife, Elizabeth.Great Grandchildren: Tiffany Renshaw and husband, Kyle,Shannon Painter and husband, Jason,Erica Moncrief and Josh Moore,Megan Pohoreske and Shawn Green,Kelsey Pohoreske,Mackenzie Pohoreske,Cheyanne Caldwell. Great-Great Granchildren: Luke Renshaw,Kaia Moore,Scarlette Green.Nephews/Nieces: Bart Slack and wife, Debbie.Hayden Slack and wife, Whitney. Judah and Silas Slack. Cameron Slack and wife, Chelsea. Jeff Slack. Kendall and Madison Slack. Pallbearers: Brian McPhee,Jeff Slack,Jim Hirth,Johnny Shotwell,Steve McPhee,Mike Simpson.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free I’m following the path God has laid you see. I took His hand when I heard him call I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day To laugh, to love, to work, to play. Tasks left undone must stay that way I found that peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life’s been full, I savored much Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and peace to thee God wanted me now; He set me free.