James Doran, 81 of Hendersonville, died Saturday, January 28, 2012 in Murrells Inlet, SC.
A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was the son of the late George Sylvester and Ola Ward Doran. He was also preceded in death by a sister Virginia Waldrop. A veteran of the US Navy and US Air Force, he retired from ABF trucking, where he was employed for 30 years. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Joyce Pruitt Doran; five children Brenda D. Cox and husband David of Hendersonville, Adrian Doran and his wife Gloria of Murrells Inlet, SC, Eddie Doran and his wife Gwen of Jacksonville, Fla., Carla Coren of Flat Rock, and Debbie McDaniels of East Flat Rock; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm Friday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home and at other times at the home.
To all of James family, I had the pleasure to be one of his caregivers a few years ago. I loved your Mom and Dad and of course the dog!! I looked forward to my visits as he always made me smile. What a great man. I loved sharing “truck stories.” I am sorry I did not hear about this sooner. God bless all of you as you were always there for him and he knew it.
I will miss you Daddy!! Also all the calls about your blood pressure and medicine! This last year has been tough but you are no longer are in pain. I will see again when god takes me home. Have fun and tell Grandmaw and aunt Gracie hello!! I LOVE YOU!!!!
You will be greatly missed. I will forever treasure the childhood memories I have of spending time with you and your family. My one and only ride in a semi was with you and Aunt Joyce from Jacksonville to Hendersonville. What an adventure. I love you!!!
to the family and friends of Jim Doran we extend our condolences in the loss of Jim.
My thanks to Jim for his serving our country in the military.
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.I CANT BE THERE,BUT IAM THINKING OF YOU.JOYCE TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF.HOPE YOU ARE BETTER.
To all of Jim’s Family. We regret the loss of your loved one.We considered Jim as part of our family.Was fortunate to have spent time with him not long ago. He was always ready to help anyone. Always laughing and always had the answer to any question regardless of the subject. Our prayers are with all of you. John & Gracie Nix
Carla, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your father. You and your family are in my prayers.
Debbie, Carla, and Family, i am so sorry about your Dad. I really loved to talk to him, He was always so nice, and the few times i sewed for him, was always a pleasant visit. God will get you thru this, Call me if there is anything I can do, Loe you all, Sue
Jim was a good man, who was always ready to help anybody who needed it. He was a real Friend to my Mama and StepFather, when they needed a Friend the most. I’m very sad for all his Family and Friends, but, very happy for him, because I know he’s with The Lord Jesus – happy,laughing,and not in pain or sick anymore. God be with each of you through your sorrow and beyond, and remember, you will see him again one day. With Sincere Love, Ernestine and Family
Aunt Joyce and Family,
We won’t be able to travel back to NC to be with you during this very sad time, but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Kenneth and Joy Waldrop