jim dorris obitMADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/21/18) — James Alan Dorris, 56, of Madisonville passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

Most lovingly known as JD or Jim, he was a man of few words, but an immense heart for those he loved. He saved countless lives as a paramedic, called innumerable ballgames as a high school baseball umpire, and supported so many children as an Elk lending his time to the Hoop Shoot. He served as the 2017 Kentucky State Elks President, and loved every moment of dedicating his life to his passions. He has finally rejoined his father, James Howton Dorris, his mother, Maymie Byrum Dorris, and his sister, Joni Dorris Offutt, along with the rest of those he loved that have passed before him.

Though, the lives he has left behind feel the significant impact of this loss, mostly, his wife of thirty-three years, Mary Kay Dorris, daughters, Claire Dorris-Lloyd and husband, Logan and Rachel Dorris Franklin and husband, Jacob, and sisters, Susan Dorris Houck and husband, Brad and Janice Dorris Taylor and husband, Anthony. These are just a few names along with several cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and family that will mourn the loss of this great man. To know JD was to know a man of the highest character, a gentle heart, a loyal friend, and a loving father and partner to his girls. Words cannot express the grief and loss felt by those he left behind, but all are comforted by the warm memories and kind words that have been shared by those lives he touched.

A celebration of life service will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 in the chapel of Harris Funeral Home in Madisonville with Dr. Rich Llyod III officiating. The visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the service hour Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in JD's memory to the Elks National Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.harrisfuneralinc.com.

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