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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Monday September 19th, 2022
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Monday September 19th, 2022

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Donald Louis Doran

Donald Louis Doran, 87, of Kingsport, TN, went to be with the Lord on September 13, 2022. Donnie, a lifelong resident of Kingsport, attended high school at Holston Institute, received an Associates Degree from Hiwassee College, and a Bachelor’s Degree from East Tennessee State University. He was a longtime member and deacon at Fordtown Baptist Church and retired from Eastman Chemical Co. after 36 years. Don served in the Naval reserve for 10 years and was on active duty for 2 years. He was married to his soulmate, Jennie for 64 years, having one son, Chris, and two grandsons, Joe and Drew Doran. He was a kind, softspoken man with a nice smile and loved going to church, country music, playing ball, and spending time with family and friends, especially with his two grandsons. Anyone that had been around Don knew his passion for sports, as he actively competed in softball and basketball up to the age of 84, and also participated in the Senior Olympics, where he won metals in many different disciplines.

He was preceded in death by his parents, “Preacher” and Beulah Doran; and brothers, Finley, Randall and Cecil Doran.

Donald is survived by his wife, Jennie Doran; son, Chris Doran (Summer); grandchildren, Joe (Alexa), and Drew (Alison); brothers, Bill Doran (Carolyn) and Sherill Doran; and many nieces, and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4-6:00 pm on Monday, September 19, 2022, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. The funeral service will follow at 6:00 pm with Rev. Bryan Moore officiating.

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So, so sorry to hear Donnie passed away and that the Doran's have lost another family member. We all grew up together in the same neighborhood. Jennie, my prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

Brenda Sells Sep 19 2022 10:23 AM

I got to known Donnie through senior softball. I am 10 years younger than Donnie. Donnie played down 2 age brackets and was still a good ball player
to be playing with guys 10 years younger than he was.

My prayers go out to Donnie's family and friends

Ron Settle Sep 19 2022 10:14 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the Doran family in the loss of your loved one.
Bill and Marilyn Wilson

Bill Wilson Sep 19 2022 9:46 AM

I am sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing. Donnie was one of the nicest men that I have known. He also love to play basketball, and was a really good player into his his later years. My sympathy to his family. RIP Donnie.

Ron Livesay Sep 19 2022 7:32 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Doran

Ginny Hilton Mullins Sep 19 2022 4:31 AM

We are so sorry to hear this news. Our love and prayers are with you.

Ted and Carol Douglas Sep 18 2022 11:42 PM

Jennie & Family, so sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing. He was a good person. My husband, Ralph Birdwell, and Donnie played Senior softball together for many years. Praying that God’s loving presence will surround you with peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Mary Birdwell Sep 18 2022 6:34 PM

Loved the man, played Senior Softball with him. He and I swapped Short Stop and Second Base on many teams. He never gave up and was always a strong competitor. God be with you Donnie.
Clint Smith

Clint Smith Sep 18 2022 6:13 PM

We were sorry to read about Donnie's passing. He was a good man and will be missed by many people. Don and Patsy Gray

Don and Patsy Gray Sep 18 2022 5:58 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Doran

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