MURRAY, KY - H. Glenn Doran, a noted banker, community leader, educational leader, philanthropist and farmer passed away Monday, November 5, 2012 at 8:25am. He was 87 years old.
Glenn was born May 22, 1925 to A.F. “Bub” and Faith Doran in the Murray-Calloway Co. Hospital. He graduated from Murray Training School in 1943 and received his BBA degree in 1946 from Tulane University, where he was also commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. In 1947 he received an MBA degree from Ohio State University. Mr. Doran was the youngest bank CEO in the state of Kentucky when he assumed the Presidency of Peoples Bank of Murray in January of 1948. He was 22 years old. He spent his entire banking career there and was active in its management for 55 years. During this time Mr. Doran also became involved in the ownership and management of Dees Bank of Hazel, KY, First Liberty Bank of Calvert City, Bank of Lyon County and Bank of Livingston County.
An active community leader, Mr. Doran was instrumental in the founding of the Murray-Calloway Industrial Authority and its successor, The Murray Calloway Economic Development Corporation. He also served as President of the Murray Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club. He was the longest serving member of The Murray Rotary Club, and a recipient of its Paul Harris Award. Above all, Mr. Doran believed that people’s lives could be improved through education. He was appointed to the Murray State University Board of Regents by three different Governors and served a total of 12 years on the Board. He also served as its Chairman. In addition, he served on the State Council of Higher Education and the State School Board. Doran was the Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Murray State University Foundation for many years. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree by Murray State University in 1996.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Anne Franklin Doran, of Cottage Grove, TN, three daughters; Pat Weatherly (James) of Murray, KY, Glenda Sohigian, of Pougkeepsie, NY, Mary Atkins (Rick) of Cottage Grove, TN, two sons; Harold G. Doran, Jr. (Kelly) and Frank Doran (Susan) all of Murray, KY, eight grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Murray, KY at 2:00pm Friday. Dr. Larry Daniel, Rev. Trisha Truill, and Mr. Sid Easley will officiate. Burial will follow in Murray City Cemetery. Friends may visit from 5:00pm until 8:00pm Thursday at YORK FUNERAL HOME, and after 12 noon Friday at First United Methodist Church.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Anne and Glenn Doran Endowment at the Murray State Foundation, 100 Nash House, Murray, KY 42071 or the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, 200 South Park Road, Suite 100, Hollywood, FL 33021.
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