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Michael "Mike" McHorse '72 November 15, 2019 9:38 AM updated: November 15, 2019 9:40 AM

Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home obituary
602 Lindsay St.
P.O. Box 642
Gainesville, Texas 76240
Phone: 940-665-3455
Fax: 940-665-3456

Michael (Mike) David McHorse
October 31, 1945 - November 03, 2019

Michael (Mike) David McHorse

Michael (Mike) David McHorse passed from his earthly home to his eternal reward Sunday, November 3. Mike is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Elaine; daughters Emily Harville and husband Peter, Ft. Worth, Jennifer Bayer of Euless: grandsons Trey Davis, Matthew Bayer, Zach Bayer, Nick Childers; granddaughters Alisa Davis, Lexi Childers, and Maddi Childers; three greatgrandchildren, sister Judy Sanges of Sherwood Shores, and brother-in-law Larry West, Lewisville, plus several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are planned for Friday, November 8, at First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 12:30-1:45, and service at 2:00. Pall bearers are Jeff Christiansen, Eric Christiansen, Trey Davis, Nick Childers, Keith West, Robby Sanges, Derrick Martin, and Peter Harville. Honorary pall bearers are Stewart Ranch friends and the Fried Pie group. Services are under the direction of the George J. Carroll Funeral Home.

Mike was born October 31, 1945, in Mineral Wells, TX to RB and Virginia (Nix) McHorse. He spent his entire childhood in Coleman, TX and graduated from Coleman High School in 1964. Upon graduation he proudly attended Texas A&M where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He also held a Professional Engineer certificate in the State of Texas. Having that Aggie ring meant much to him, and he wore it proudly.

He retired in 2010 from The Okonite Company where he began his career as a salesman. Not one to stand back, he was soon promoted to a District Sales Manager, a job he loved. One of his greatest accomplishments was assisting with the massive engineering for the electrical wire and cable utilized in the nuclear power plant in Glen Rose, TX. He loved challenges that stretched his mind and energy.

Of all his accomplishments, he loved the titles of Dad, Grandpa, and Poppa the most. Mike had the capacity to love those around him and teach them even when he was not trying.

As a member of First United Methodist church, Mike held many positions during his 30+ years of membership. He served on the Cooke County Appraisal Board, the Cooke County Appraisal Review Board, and was a founding member of the Medal of Honor Host City Program where he served as the second President of the organization. Patriotism meant much to him, and he continued to serve in the MOH program until his death. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Army reserves for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Michael David McHorse, Jr. and Chad Reed, and brother, Bill McHorse.

A man of few words, but a man with a heart of gold are words that can be used to describe Mike. He loved life, family, God, friends, the great outdoors, and home.


Friday, November 08, 2019
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

First United Methodist Church
214 S. Denton St.
Gainesville, Texas 76240

Funeral Service
Friday, November 08, 2019
2:00 PM

First United Methodist Church
214 S. Denton St.
Gainesville, Texas 76240

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