Mr. Jackie Howard Dorris, 79 of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Edwardsville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Jackie was born on May 27, 1939 in Omaha, Illinois; the son of the late Allen Dale and Leola (Rister) Dorris. Jackie was a truck driver for Airco in East Alton and proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Jackie was a member of the AmVets, American Legion in Jerseyville, a Boy Scout Leader of Troop #31 and was a driver of the van for the D.A.V. In his free time, Jackie enjoyed his days of bowling and spending time with his family. Jackie will be remembered for the love of his family and all the special times they shared together. Jackie is survived by and will be missed by his children; Jacquelyn Dorris of Alton, Illinois, Dale Dorris of Pontoon Beach, Illinois, Allen Dorris (Keith Branson) of Alton, Illinois, Brandy (Chris) Womack of Pontoon Beach, Illinois; grandchildren, Dylan, Jamie, Austin, Alanna, Tyler, Kaytlyn, Alexandria, Kristiana, John, Brittnie, Hannah, Christopher Jr.; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Levi. In addition to his parents, Jackie was preceded in death by his former wife; Bertie Dorris and his sisters, Anna Keller, Carolyn James. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Jackie’s life services will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Clint Wisdom officiating. Burial will follow with military rites at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
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