Bobby Ray Dorman
Bobby Ray Dorman, 80, of Orange passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness Wednesday, Feb. 22. His loving family was by his side.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Douglas Rathgeber of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beaumont. Interment will follow at Jett Cemetery.
A gathering of family and friends will be from noon to 2:00 p.m., Saturday before the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Dorman was born Jan. 26, 1932 in Orange to Bohn L. and Ollie (Blanchette) Dorman. He served honorably and proudly as a Sergeant in the United States Army and was a member of the V.F.W. He enjoyed working construction as a Boilermaker where he met so many of his friends. He was a member of the Boilermakers Local 587 and enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots games. He also enjoyed cooking but more than anything he loved his family and loved attending his children and grandchildren’s sporting events. He was a kind, honorable, honest, humble man who most people can only aspire to be.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 57 years, Eugenia “Lou” Dorman; son, Robert “D.D.” Dorman and brother, James “Sonny” Dorman.
Those left to cherish his memory are his; daughter, Ollie Dorman Voss; son, Bohn Dorman and wife, Susan all of Orange; granddaughters, Traci Hicks of Nederland, Ashley Lewis and husband, Jonathan of Port Arthur and Amber Dorman of Laredo and grandsons, Robin Hicks and Kirby Dorman, both of Orange.
He is also survived by six great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dorothy “Dottie” Dargis of Flemington, N.J.; brothers-in-law, Carl Dronett of Orange and J.D. Dronett and wife, Maria Teresé of Cali Columbia and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Dorman’s family would like to thank Dr. Wesley Palmer and his staff, all the staff at Golden Years Assisted Living and Odyssey Hospice for all their care and support during this time. They would also like to thank Joy Richard for everything that she has done to help.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Kirby Dorman, Robin Hicks, James Wade Cady, Brayden Lewis, Slade Hicks and Sidney Dronett.
Honorary Pallbearers will be J.C. Vaughn, Carroll “C.J.” Morgan, Gerald Jones, Mac Duncan, Wilbur LeDoux and John Cecil Dorman.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Golden Years Assisted Living, 16532 S Hwy 62 Orange, TX 77630.