James C. Dorman

Published 10:00 am Monday, June 9, 2014

Coach James C. “J.C.” Dorman died Saturday morning, June 7, 2014, at his home with family and friends.

Coach Dorman was from Walnut Grove, the son of the late Jesse Dorman and Carrie Monaghan Dorman. He served two years in the Navy during World War II. He was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, and later received graduate degrees from Mississippi College. He taught and coached at Redwood School for 38 years. He and Dot Dorman started their educational careers in September 1949 — J. C. at Redwood, and Dot at Carr Central.

Coach Dorman was an avid athlete, hunter and horseman. He loved hunting so much it was said that he started getting ready for the season a month before opening day.

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He is survived by his wife, Dot Moore Dorman; his nephews Robert Dorman, Mike Dorman and Odell Dorman Jr., and nieces and nephews including Stacey and Paul Marcus.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Troy Piccaluga, pastor of Redwood United Methodist Church, officiating. Jimdel Pickens, Ronnie O’Quin, Sheriff Martin Pace, Linda Hanks and Loraine Lee will take part in the service.

Visitation will be today from 5 to 7 p.m., and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

Active Pallbearers will be Donald Oakes, Floyd Oakes, Melvin Oakes, James Wyatt, Billy Wayne Bishop, Ted Porter, Billy Carl Irwin, Fred Louis Newcomb and Johnny Franklin.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Gene Allen, Johnny Roland, Joey Irwin, Tommy Hutto, Larry Davis, and all of the boys and girls who participated in sports at Redwood and Tallulah Deer Camp at Fitler.

Memorials may be made to Redwood United Methodist Church or to favorite charities.