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James W. Dorman

January 18, 1926

January 13, 2014

Services for James W. Dorman, 87, of Salado were held Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the 3C Cowboy Fellowship Church, 16258 Gooseneck Rd., Salado at 2 p.m. followed by interment in Salado Cemetery.  Dr. Scott Mescher,  Senior Associate Pastor, 1st Baptist Church, Salado officiated the service. 

James Dorman was born January 18, 1926 in Bowie, TX to Samuel Dorman and Della Riaines Dorman.  He attended high school in Bowie and enlisted in the Army upon graduation.

James is very proud of his Army service where he spent 19 months in overseas action.  He was awarded the EAME Theater Ribbon, one Bronze Service Star, occupation Ribbon, and a Purple Heart.

After the service, he joined the NASA Space Program where he spent his life until retirement in 1969.  His major work was on the Apollo satellite.

After retirement, he moved to Salado, raising his children and enjoying his hobbies.  He was an avid country and western dancer often times traveling to Waco and other parts of Texas to dance.  The dance groups were like his family where he could enjoy sharing lives together.

He was also a Classic Truck enthusiast having owned many classics in the 1947-54 time period.  He was a member of the Packard Club which meets annually in Salado.

James is preceded in death by his father and mother, sister Gerald Dean Benton, and sons James Jr. and Jerry Dorman.

He is survived by his daughter Billie of Colorado Springs and 2 grandsons and 1 granddaughter and 7 great grandchildren and his brother, Elton of Arlington,.

In lieu of flowers, send donations to the American Heart Association.

Services are in the care of Broecker Funeral Home, Salado.