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James Lee Dorrier

James Lee Dorrier, VMI yearbook, 1941

                         Name: James Lee Dorrier

                         Branch of Service: U.S. Army

                         Unit: Battery "B," 301st Field Artillery
                         Battalion, 94th Infantry Division

                         Rank: Captain

                         Dates of Service: 5/14/1942-

                         Area of Service: Europe-African-
                         Middle Eastern

Dorrier Family Holds Scottsville Service Record
Scottsville News, 18 February 1943 (p.1):

Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Dorrier with their four sons in the armed forces hold the Service record for Scottsville

Charles R. Dorrier, Jr., a graduate of Virginia Military Institute, is now a second lieutenant stationed at Camp Landing, Florida./p>

John Dorrier, also a graduate of Virginia Military Institute, is a second lieutenant at Camp Hood, Texas.

Gordon Dorrier, a graduate of William and Mary College, is a second lieutenant stationed in New York City.

James Lee Dorrier, a first lieutenant and also a graduate of Virginia Military Institute, is stationed at Camp Phillip, Kansas.


WINNSBORO, SC - Graveside services for James Lee Dorrier will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2006, in First United Methodist Church Cemetery, Winnsboro, with the Rev. F. Bundy Bynum officiating.  The family will be receiving friends at the home on Cornwallis Drive.

Mr. Dorrier, 85, died April 20, 2006. Born in Scottsville, Virginia, he was the son of the late Clara Pitts Dorrier and Charles Richard Dorrier.

He was a 1942 graduate of Virginia Military Institute.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as commander of Battery "B," 301st Field Artillery Battalion of the 94th Infantry Division, located in Germany in the Saar-Moselle Triangle.  He retired from Uniroyal, Inc., where he was Personnel Manager for the Textile Administrative Division and later Personnel Manager for the Winnsboro Mills Plant.  Mr. Dorrier was a member and former Lay Leader of First United Methodist Church in Winnsboro.  He was a member and past president of the Winnsboro Rotary Club.  He was a past president of the Winnsboro Chamber of Commerce and past chairman of the Fairfield County Council on Aging.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Brent Shockley Dorrier; daughter, Sarah Dorrier McMaster and her husband, Bob, of Winnsboro; son, James Lee Dorrier, Jr., and his wife, Valerie, of Cary, North Carolina; and granddaughters, Cayce Elizabeth Dorrier and Jamie Marie Dorrier of Cary, North Carolina.  He was predeceased by brothers, Charles R. Dorrier Jr., John Pitts Dorrier, and Lindsay Gordon Dorrier, and sister, Elizabeth Dorrier Goodwin.

James Lee Dorrier was born January 14, 1921, in Scottsville, Albemarle County, Virginia; he was the son of Charles Richard Dorrier (1885-1966) and Clara Lee (Pitts) Dorrier (1889-1951).  James married Ann Brent Shockley on September 20, 1947, in Martinsville, Virginia.  James passed away on April 20, 2006, and is buried at the First United Methodist Cemetery in Winnsboro, Fairfield County, South Carolina.

James Lee Dorrier Gravesite, First United Methodist Cemetery, Winnsboro, SC

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