Donald Mark Dorris
February 9, 1954 – September 13, 2022
Donald Mark Dorris, 68, of Cairo, GA, passed away at Select Specialty Hospital in Tallahassee, FL, on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. The family will have a private celebration of life service at a later time.
Mr. Dorris was born on February 9, 1954, in Augusta, GA, to the late Jack Donald Dorris and Olita Joy Hyde Dorris. On January 17, 2003, he married Starr Lynn Burt Dorris, who survives. He was a retired electrical engineer that worked with GTO Tallahassee. Mark was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mark will forever be known to his family and all who knew him as the strongest, most giving, and kindest man they knew. His pride was his family. To his children, he was the father, friend, constant supporter and confidant. To his wife, he was her world, her best friend, her soul mate. To his grandchildren, he was their Poppy; The one they could always count on for a hug, a laugh or to learn how to play a joke on someone. To everyone, he was whatever they needed him to be. Aside from spending time with his family and friends, Mark enjoyed gardening, playing golf, and listening to only “good music”. He was an avid tinkerer; he loved learning how things work, and he could fix anything even if it wasn’t already broken. Mark will be missed by many.
Survivors include: his wife, Starr Dorris of Cairo, GA; children, Ashley Dorris Lyons (Philip) of Mitchell, GA Justin Everett Dorris (Allyson) of Evans, GA Shane Christopher Dorris (Amber) of Martinez, GA Breanna Marie Waller of Evans, GA Katherine Alyse Dorris of Athens, GA; grandchildren, Callie Brook Lyons, Eva Joy Levine, Scarlett Re’ Dorris, Sarah Ashley Dorris, Samantha Kate Dorris, Carter Reid Dorris, Ansley Kate Dorris and one great-granddaughter on the way, Naomi Sa’Rae Dorsey; sister, Deborah Gale Dorris Maddox of Martinez, GA.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Michael Alan Dorris, Constance Dorris Stacks.
Memorials may be made in Mark’s memory to: Boys Town North Florida, 3555 Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32303.