Dornback, Douglas H.

September 6, 1951 - May 10, 2016

Douglas Dornback, 64, unexpectedly died Tuesday, May 10, 2016, from injuries sustained while working.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio September 6, 1951.  Doug met his wife Laura at Lakewood High School and they were married November 29, 1969.  Together they had 4 children: Jason, Daniel, Jonathan and Joshua.  Doug had a passion for the outdoors and served as an assistant scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America for many years.  Doug also served in the Air Force and is a Vietnam Veteran.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Laura Dornback, Carrollton; brother Geoffrey Dornback and wife Marijean, AZ; son Jason Dornback and wife Shirley, Carrollton; son Daniel Dornback and wife, Sarah, Farmers Branch; son Jonathan Dornback, Westminster, CO; son Joshua Dornback and his wife, Mattie, Centennial, CO; grandchildren Shawntee Neie and husband Brandon, Aiden, Kellan, Azure, Liam, and Ella, and great-grandchild Ethan.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Leone Dornback and his brother, Robert Dornback.

Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14, at the Aria Chapel, 19310 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75252.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Troop 874, Boy Scouts of America, c/o Daniel Dornback, 3425 Chaparral Drive, Farmers Branch, TX 75234.  Donations can also be made online at

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

2 replies on “Dornback, Douglas H.”

David Martinez says:

We have known Doug and his lovely wife Laurie ever since we moved into the neighborhood about 20 years ago. It was obvious that Doug was a kind and hardworking man who cared deeply about his family and neighbors. He and Laurie were always ready to buy Girl Scout cookies from my two daughters. I remember him also rescuing our new lost black lab from the creek. I will miss seeing him outside working on his meticulous lawn or truck. His granddaughters are always welcome to come by and sell their Girl Scout cookies. It is the least we can do for Doug to honor his memory. We will miss you friend and neighbor. RIP forever. David, Ylka, Natasha, and Ninoshka Martinez and Sadie (black lab) and Pico.

Inayat & Isabel Ishaak says:

Doug was the greatest neighbor and friend one can experience in life. The tree stomp in the front yard will be a permanent reminder of his generosity. We will miss him dearly but will forever cherish the memories.

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