Obituary of Gerald “Jerry” Benjamin Dorr
Gerald “Jerry” Benjamin Dorr (October 2, 1939 - February 5, 2021) was married for 61 years to his best friend and devoted companion Linda Dobson Dorr. Mr. Dorr is survived by two daughters, Terri Dorr Johnson (Shannon) and Susie Dorr Acosta (Kyle), and five grandchildren, who knew him as Poppa — Colton Acosta (Brooklee), Caroline Smith, Weston Acosta, Bethany Acosta, and Garret Acosta. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lovell and Eva Ellis Dorr, and his six siblings, Blaine Dorr, Helen Pullen, Margie Biondolino, Vera Pullen, Marvin Dorr, and Glen Dorr.
Mr. Dorr was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, but grew up in Pearlington, Mississippi. After attending Logtown Elementary School, he attended Bay High in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi and subsequently studied at Southern Illinois University. From a young age, he developed an affinity with machines, and there was very little that he was not able to fix with a little time in his garage. Blessed with these abilities, he began a long career at Texaco and Chevron as a maintenance supervisor. Even after his retirement from Texaco and Chevron, Mr. Dorr began a happy and adventurous 14-year career as a consultant for his longtime friend, Smokie. During this time, Mr. Dorr traveled all over the continental United States and lent his experience to various others on many jobs. Outside of his work, he loved playing basketball, golf, and fishing, and he and his wife shared a love for extensive traveling. Perhaps even more than these passions themselves, he loved sharing and teaching them to anyone who would join him - particularly his wife, children, and grandchildren, all of whom spent time playing basketball, golfing, and fishing with him. He was beloved by all who knew him and was blessed with a kind, loving, and gentle soul that was strengthened and fulfilled by his powerful relationship with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. His heart for service, which included serving in two churches as a deacon, and his strong faith bore witness to God’s love and all who knew him saw that love in him.
A funeral for Mr. Dorr will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Audubon Funeral Home located in Slidell. His family will receive friends beginning at 9:00 a.m. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations to the American Heart Association. His family expresses its sincere gratitude to the doctors at the Cleveland Clinic Heart Center, his local cardiologists, Dr. Aduli, Dr. Civello, and Dr. Moraes, the staff at Crossings Clarity Hospice in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and to all those who loved and were loved by Jerry throughout the years. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.com
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