In memory of
John 'Clay' Dorris
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In memory of
John 'Clay' Dorris
On Sunday, October 6, 2019, John "Clay" Dorris left this earth to join the Lord and his wife in Eternal Rest. Clay was born in Denver Colorado on June 18, 1949. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bennie Aucoin Dorris; parents, Brigadier General Henry Clay Dorris, MD and Elizabeth "Betty" Aycock. He is survived by his devoted daughter, Ashley Dorris Thiery and son-in-law, Michael Thiery. Clay also leaves behind his sisters, Anne Roberts (Donald) and Kathy Fisakerly (James); his constant canine companion, Saki; and two grandsons, Chase and Blaize Thiery, whom he adored. Clay was a graduate of Bethesda Chevy-Chase High School in Maryland and later graduated with his Bachelor Degree from Tulane. He worked as a store manager for Leon Godcheaux Clothing Company where he met Bennie. After 27 years in retail management, Clay obtained his certification and began teaching English at Destrahan High School, where he retired after 17 years. Clay truly found his second calling, and revered the faculty and students whom he interacted with over the years. Heartfelt gratitude goes to Brenda Albert, Lillie Mae Dillon, and Tomika Chapman, who were his caregivers, and the staff of Anvoi Hospice. Services will be held Monday, October 14th, with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. followed by a service at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network care of #TEAMBENNIE: http://support.pancan.org/site/TR/PurpleStride/PurpleStride?team_id=21673&pg=team&fr_id=1818. Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com
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In memory of
John 'Clay' Dorris
On Sunday, October 6, 2019, John "Clay" Dorris left this earth to join the Lord and his wife in Eternal Rest. Clay was born in Denver Colorado on June 18, 1949. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bennie Aucoin Dorris; parents, Brigadier General Henry Clay Dorris, MD and Elizabeth "Betty" Aycock. He is survived by his devoted daughter, Ashley Dorris Thiery and son-in-law, Michael Thiery. Clay also leaves behind his sisters, Anne Roberts (Donald) and Kathy Fisakerly (James); his constant canine companion, Saki; and two grandsons, Chase and Blaize Thiery, whom he adored. Clay was a graduate of Bethesda Chevy-Chase High School in Maryland and later graduated with his Bachelor Degree from Tulane. He worked as a store manager for Leon Godcheaux Clothing Company where he met Bennie. After 27 years in retail management, Clay obtained his certification and began teaching English at Destrahan High School, where he retired after 17 years. Clay truly found his second calling, and revered the faculty and students whom he interacted with over the years. Heartfelt gratitude goes to Brenda Albert, Lillie Mae Dillon, and Tomika Chapman, who were his caregivers, and the staff of Anvoi Hospice. Services will be held Monday, October 14th, with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. followed by a service at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network care of #TEAMBENNIE: http://support.pancan.org/site/TR/PurpleStride/PurpleStride?team_id=21673&pg=team&fr_id=1818. Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com
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Metairie, LA 70001
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