|Birth: ||Sep. 28, 1950|
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 2011|
Dallas, 60, of Okemos, died Friday. Dallas was the only son of Corinne Eleanor Mida and Lee Frank Coryell.
Dallas was in his 28th year of teaching in the Okemos Community Schools, serving at Hiawatha elementary at the time of his untimely death.
Dallas received his Bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University, majoring in History and English. He completed graduate work through CMU and Michigan State University. He had a total of 39 years as an educator. He spent his summers working as a counselor at Eagle Boys Village in Hersey, MI while attending CMU.
Dallas served on a number of Okemos district committees, including Substance Abuse Prevention, Social Studies and Wellness. He developed the Okemos History Walk used by Central Elementary 2nd graders and began the After-School 4th and 5th grade Empires Club (Chess).
Among his musical compositions were the school songs for both Central and Edgewood. Dallas was the recipient of the Okemos Education Foundation Commitment to Excellence award in 2006. In Dallas' own words, "I love teaching! It is so exciting to meet my students each new year as well as stay in touch with those from the past". (Homepage, Hiawatha Elementary School November 2010).
Dallas authored five family histories, wrote poetry and children's books and for nearly 20 years was an actor and singer in local area dramas and events. He played the part of "Scrooge" for 16 years at the Mount Hope Church in "The
He played the part of "Scrooge" for 16 years at the Mount Hope Church in "The Gospel According to Scrooge"
Dallas is the father of one daughter, Kaleigh Lenore (Todd) Lord; two sons, Dallas Theodore (Marianne) Coryell and August Ryan (Ashleigh) Coryell. He also has five grandsons, Spencer Lord, Skylar Lord, Pierce Lord, Dallas Coryell II and Braiden Coryell.
A memorial service was held at Mount Hope Church, Lansing on Thursday, August 25, 2011.
In lieu of flowers, plans were made for a Memorial Scholarship Fund in Dallas' name, those desiring may make contributions.
Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing, MI.
Created by: Theron & Helen Smith
Record added: Aug 21, 2011
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