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A funeral service for L.D. Dorsey, age 89, of Jacksonville, is scheduled at 2 o'clock in the afternoon Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. Rev. Larry He will be laid to rest at Still Waters Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Dorsey passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Jacksonville.
L.D. was born March 30, 1928 in Porter, Texas. He worked in the oil field industry for most of his adult life. He worked overseas from the early 1950's to 1969 in Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Italy, Holland and England.
He loved his Lord with all his heart and never met a stranger. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Jacksonville. L.D loved to teach Sunday school and taught all ages.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Louis W. and Julie Zubie Sherrouse; father, Tom Dorsey; mother, Lillie Lenora Sherrouse Butter; brothers, Jimmy Dorsey and O'Neil Butter; mother-in-law, June Young, step father-in-law, Alan Young; father-in-law, Wilfred F. Ward; and son-in-law, Harold D. Langley.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 50 years, Lynda Dorsey; son, Michael Dorsey and wife Jamie; daughters, Darlene Langley, Megan Howell and husband Jimmy, Pat Ryall and husband Talmadge. He is also survived by sister-in-law, Shirley Butter; sister, Sandy Winsor and husband Harvey; grandchildren, Chris Langley, Clayton Robertson, Dana Thomas, Jason Robertson, Casey Shofner, Drew Dorsey, Steven Dorsey, Garrett Hawes, Matt Hawes; great-grandchildren, Cameron Thomas, Austin Thomas, Aaran Shofner, Rachel Shofner, Daisy Langley; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin on Saturday, April 29, 2017 and friends are cordially invited to visit with the Dorsey family from 1 p.m. to service time at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Published on April 26, 2017
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