John Johnson Dorris
(February 10, 1855-November 15, 1931)
Stephenville Empire Tribune
December 4, 1931
J. J. Dorris Passes Away at Home Near Thurber, Nov. 15
J. J. Dorris, one of Erath county's oldest citizens, passed away at his home in the Liberty community Sunday
morning, Nov. 15, and funeral services were conducted at Exray Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. Ernest Ulmer, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church of Stephenville officiating. Interment in the cemetery at that place followed the last rites which were
held at the grave.
Mr. Dorris was born in Tennessee on Feb. 10, 1855, but came to Texas many years ago, settling in the northern
part of the county. He will be remembered by people in that section as a good neighbor and a man who was always willing to
lend able assistance in the promotion of any cause that was for the upbuilding of his community.
Surviving him are his wife and the following children; Sletis, Harlan, Berlin, Kirby, Johnson, and Cone Dorris,
all of West Texas and New Mexico; Mrs. Joe Johnson of Dallas, Mrs. Arville Wright of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Ethel Brown of
Fort Worth and Mrs. Robert Hooe of San Francisco, California.
All the children of this deeply beloved and highly respected citizen who had reached the ripe old age of seventy-six
years, were present for the funeral with the exception of three sons, Berlin, Kirby, and Johnson Dorris and two daughters;
Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Hooe.
Brinkle Trewitt, undertaker with the H. H. Hardin Undertaking Company of this city, had charge of all funeral
Submitted by Vanessa DeShazer