Louis Max Dorsett

dorsett, m 15 picLouis Max Dorsett passed away at his residence on Tuesday, August 25, 2015.
He was previously a long time resident of La Marque and had resided in Dickinson for the past 25 years.
Max was born on April 13, 1934 in Childress, Texas.
He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a graduate of Alvin Community College. After retiring from a long career with Union Carbide, Max enjoyed many years of success as a Farmers Insurance Agent and owner of Dorsett Insurance Agency in La Marque. He was very thankful for all of his customers and considered it a privilege to serve them for so many years.
Max served several terms as Galveston County Drainage District Commissioner, as well serving on the La Marque Tax Equalization Board. He was also very involved and supportive of La Marque Little League baseball.
Max remained very dedicated to his faith and his family and enjoyed spending time and working at his farm in LaGrange.
Max was preceded in death by his parents, Elzie Author and Avylan Dorsett and brother Dwain Dorsett. He is survived by his three daughters: Sheri Capps of San Antonio, Lollie Crowder and husband Paul of Overland Park, Kansas, Tami Hanks and her husband Michael of Houston and his son Tim Dorsett and wife Vickie of San Marcos.
In addition he is survived by his 10 grandchildren, Garrett Capps, Ryan Crowder, Tye Crowder, Taylor Crowder and wife Lauren, Ben Hanks, Emily Hanks, Josh Hanks, Lauren Patterson and husband Ben, Cody Dorsett, Nicholas Dorsett, and 2 great-grandchildren Aiden and Jack.
A Private Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to American Heart Association 10900-B Stonelake Blvd., Suite 320 Austin, Texas or The La Marque Crime Stoppers P.O. Box 635 La Marque, Texas 77568.
Arrangements are under the direction of the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque.


  1. I’ve known Max for over 10 years now and can honestly say “it was a priviledge and an honor” to know such a fine person. Max loved to have lunch and converstion with his friends and we all enjoyed his company so much. Great Guy, you will be sorely missed my friend !

    Martha White

    martha White
  2. So sorry to learn of the passing of my friend of over 30 years. I will miss his e-mails and quick wit. We had some good times and though we went our separate ways, we continued to keep in touch. I will miss you my friend.

    Liz Spurgeon Mabry

    liz Spurgeon Mabry
  3. Max, your kindness and warm smile will be very much missed. You served your country and were a generous and kind friend. It was truly an honor and a gift to have your sincere friendship. May you rest in peace.

    Marilyn Reyes
  4. Max is going to be missed so much.. He and I have been friends for over 20 years.. He was a really good friend.. I wish I could hug you one more time.. I know you are in Heaven because you and I discussed this.. May you rest in peace..

    from: Nancy Laskoskie

    Nancy Laskoskie
  5. Max was a long term friend from Union Carbide. A well respected and a man who readily made friends and gained respect from all. As a union Stewart he helped many, as an insurance agent he was honest and ready to help. Most importantly, as a man a great person who I had the honor to have as a friend. when I left Carbide he expressed concern that I was leaving. God bless you Max and rest in peace. Given your kindness and concern for others, I have not concern for your rewards in the after life.

    Bob Narvaez
  6. Back in the day I knew Max to be a neat guy. Always appreciated him. God’s blessings on the family.

    Dr. Keith & Diane Bellamy
  7. My thoughts and prayers are with Max’s family. My mother is Juanita Cook, a long time friend and former employee from the insurance business. Mom is not able to express her feelings any longer, but on her behalf, I want to extend the regret I feel to hear of Max’s passing. He was a great friend to our family and will be missed.

    Anita Cook
  8. Hey guys – we are very sorry for your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. I have heard many stories about Grandpa Max. I sure wish I would have had the chance to meet him. From what I hear – him and I would have enjoyed sharing a few stories!!

    Bo and Kirsten
  9. Max was a very special person, he was a kind, caring, giving man. Even though our time together was brief, I will never forget the times he and I shared, his wonderful smile and sparkling blue eyes. Max, I know how well you loved your gumbo, so I hope the angels are serving you plenty in heaven! God bless you and your dear family. You will be forever missed by all who were proud to have known you. May you rest in eternal peace.

    Janice Costantino
  10. We’ve had the privilege to know daughter Lollie, her husband Paul and their three young men. We’ve seen how Lollie’s strength and love has flourished in the family that she and Paul are raising.
    a credit to what you have done, Max. Rest well in God’s arms.

    The Overland Park Cira’s

    Steve and Gina Cira
  11. I am so sorry for your loss. Max was a very dear friend of my dad, Don Morgan, as well as our family. He was a wonderful man and we will miss him very much. Rest in peace, Max. You were one of the best.

    Diana Welch
  12. Praying for strength to surround your family as you are going thru this tough loss of a father. May God fill your hearts with all those wonderful memories of your dad that will carry you through your lifetimes.
    Love you all,
    Jan East

    Mike and Jan East
  13. Max,
    My boss, my friend, my neighbor. Called and talked awhile with him about a month ago just to see how he was doing and to let him know I’m always on his block. Enjoyed working for him until the day he retired.
    He always made sure I knew I was appreciated. He was a great teacher in insurance and he made sure of it that we knew what we were selling, lol.
    My deepest sympathies are with you in this difficult time.
    He will be dearly missed and please know that the family is in my prayers.

    Paula Moreau

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