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June 23, 2011

Weatherford man killed in accident

WEATHERFORD — A 47-year-old Weatherford man was killed in a motorcycle accident Saturday near Azle.

Larry Joseph Dorman was headed eastbound in the 2100 block of Flat Rock Road on a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle shortly after 6:30 p.m., when he crossed the center line and collided with the left front of a 1991 Chevrolet pickup driven by Eniceforo Balbuena Lopez of White Settlement, according to DPS senior trooper Gary Rozzell.

Dorman, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lopez was not injured, according to DPS.

“He loved riding his Harley,” Dorman’s 19-year-old daughter, Reba Dorman, said. “That was his favorite thing in the world to do.

“He was probably one of the nicest people you could ever meet,” Dorman said of her father.

He was very involved with the Parker County community, doing a lot of charity work with the Harley organization, recently serving as a band dad at Springtown High School and helping raise money for the Pythian home, his daughter said.

Dorman, who owned the pool company, Elegant Waters, at the time of his death, served a law enforcement officer in Tarrant and Parker counties for more than 20 years, worked as an environmental crimes investigator for the county attorney’s office and ran for constable in 1996.

He retired for medical reasons when he received internal burns during a chemical fire, his daughter said.

“He was very talkative, caring and giving,” Reba Dorman said. “He would do anything for anyone any time of the day or night.”

He cooked all the time, making quantities for 15 people rather than a household of two or three people, his daughter said.

When she would arrive home from college, she had a buffet of food to choose from, Dorman said.  

Larry Dorman loved to travel, according to his daughter.

He was proud of visiting Disney World in Florida, his favorite place, nine times in one year with the family’s time share, his daughter said.

“He never really rode in the day that much because it was too hot,” Reba Dorman said. “He loved to ride at night.”

The family will be remembering his life at a service to be held at the crash site at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

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