Mrs. Lori Gooch McCathrin

  • Born: December 29, 1959
  • Died: February 16, 2020
  • Location: Lavon, Texas

Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2343 Lake Rd.
Lavon, TX 75166

Tribute & Message From The Family

After a tough battle with cancer, family and friends lost their beloved Lori Gooch McCathrin on Sunday, February 16, 2020. Lori was born on December 29, 1959, to W.D. "Dub" and Freda Gooch, in Greenville, Texas. She grew up near Lake Tawakoni. Lori is survived by her loving husband, David McCathrin, her only son, William Harrell, and wife Haley, and her three grandchildren, Micah, Sophia, and Elias. She was preceded in death by both of her parents.

Lori met and married the love of her life on March 8, 2012. She and David took care of each other, laughed together, loved one another, and enjoyed life. Lori loved singing and dancing along with her Christian music station, traveling to great places with her husband David, bragging about her grandbabies, and enjoyed shows like NCIS and The Pioneer Woman – Oklahoma's Ree Drummond's cooking show.

Lori servantly worked in education for over 25 years, 12 of those with Royse City ISD, and then her last 14 years at Region 10 ESC. She masterfully handled multiple duties and, most importantly, made many friends who loved her dearly. When asked, one of her closest co-workers described Lori in this way: "Lori was the most giving person. When you stepped into her office, she would stop what she was doing to help. She never said no." Everyone will miss her dedication, expertise, her sweet southern voice, her infinite patience, gentle spirit and her sincere love of people. All who knew Lori will fondly remember when she became frustrated or upset, her favorite saying: "shoot a monkey".

Lori's life will be celebrated in service on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home of Lavon, Texas


Condolence & Memory Journal

Prayers and thoughts to the family in the loss of your loved one.

Posted by Janet Hathcock - Wylie, TX - Family Friend   February 23, 2020

I knew Lori from our interactions in the hallways, break room and general areas at Region 10. Her bigger than Dallas heart spoke for Lori in every conversation, whether it was a brief hello, how are you, or work related and more serious. I knew she was truly interested. Loving what she did and who she worked with was consistently evident through her kind demeanor. When I heard about her illness, my heart was grieved but knew she would fight valiantly. Even though she is no longer "here", her sweet spirit and influence will always bring a smile to my heart when I think of her. My prayers are for you, her family and close friends, that God will cover you all with His comforting Spirit and that sweet memories of your lives with Lori will somehow bring you peace. Thank you for letting me share.

Posted by Cindy Griffith - Richardson, TX - Coworker   February 21, 2020

Lori was always wonderfully patient and pleasant. She was truly a blessing to know and will be missed.

Posted by Karen Slaughter - Richardson, TX - Coworker   February 21, 2020

My heart was sadden to hear of your passing. I know to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. I can hear you saying; I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. So get your rest Lori. You will be missed at Region 10.

Posted by tamekia bradley - Richardson, TX - Coworker   February 20, 2020

Riding around in Stevie's big truck with the windows rolled down and the wind blowing both of our hair in our faces and laughing.

Posted by Janet Hathcock - Wylie, TX - Friend   February 20, 2020