Gene Dorris

March 20, 1929 ~ February 10, 2021 (age 91)


Gene Dorris, 91, of Johnston City passed away Wednesday morning February 10, 2021 in Benton.
He was born March 20, 1929 in Marion, IL the son of Freeman & Verbal (Moake) Dorris.
Gene married Frances Elizabeth (Warren) and she preceded him in death.
Mr. Dorris was a retired Cross Country Truck Driver. He was a member of the West City Church of God.
Mr. Dorris is survived by:
Companion: Thelma Norris of Benton
Grandson: Trevor
Granddaughter: Cody
He is also survived by Thelma's 2 Daughters, Son-in-law and 2 Granddaughters
Mr. Dorris was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife, Son and Brother.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 13th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Pastor Harol Whitlock officiating. Burial will be in the Tower Heights Cemetery in West Frankfort. Visitation will be after 1:00 P.M. on Saturday at the funeral home.
We ask everyone attending the services to be considerate of others and to practice social distancing. We are limited to 50 people in our building at a time, and masks are recommended.
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February 13, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
February 13, 2021

2:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

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