April 5, 2021, 58, Pikeville –
Joel Patrick Dorman, 58, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.
A graveside service to celebrate Joel’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 6, 2021 at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Stan Jones and Rev. Tom Dorman officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery. The family respectfully requests those attending the service wear a facial covering and practice social distancing.
Joel Patrick Dorman came into this world on Jan. 18, 1963. He was the last of three children born to Tom and Bobbie Dorman, who at the time lived in Raleigh. Our father was a paint contracting business owner, who was called to be a minister. He was ordained by the Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Denomination and took his first church in rural Pender County.
His two sons, Jody and Joel, and daughter, Angie Dorman Harris, were young to embrace our new home. Joel and Jody were sports fiends? All of us became UNC Chapel Hill fans as kids. One of us graduated from that fine institution.
After graduating from Coats High School in Harnett County, Joel went to Robeson Community College. As he went through college he worked in the grocery industry, including Hills in Bladenboro and Piggly Wiggly in Goldsboro. In Goldsboro, he landed a position with Southco and began a full-on career with a company he admired and grew to respect management. The feeling was mutual, as his family was told, and just weeks before his death, he was promoted. Our family expresses deep gratitude to Southco for its kindness to Joel.
Joel was a dedicated Christian and was faithful to his church, Anchored in Christ. Again, church members expressed their love for him and he for them.
He was a sports enthusiast, playing basketball and football when he was young and graduating to fantasy football leagues as an adult.
He loved his family dearly, stopping by frequently to check on our parents, traveling with his sister and her husband Fred, to watch the Carolina Hurricanes beat other hockey teams, loved tailgating at UNC football games with his sister, her husband their friends, and mostly watching Dean’s and Roy’s star Tar Heels sink their three-pointers from almost mid-court.
The greatest thing about things about Joel were his love, dependability and faithfulness. He adored his nieces-Jennifer, Brittany and Laurie, and his step-niece, Sherri. And he loved his great-niece, Rylie, and his great-nephew, Jase. He was soon to gain another in-law, Laurie’s fiancé, Ryan, from Portland, OR
We enjoyed trips across the country together, via plane and minivans.
Joel is survived by a family who loved him: Reverend Tom and Bobbie McLamb Dorman of Goldsboro, Angie Dorman and Fred Harris of Fuquay-Varina, their children Laurie Hill Of Portland, OR and her fiancé, Ryan Haaland; daughter Sherri of Raleigh, husband Silas Kath and son, Miles; Jody Dorman of Coats and his children Jennifer Dorman of Lumberton, her son, Jase; daughter, Brittany of Bolton and her daughter, Rylie.
We would like to give a very special thank you to the wonderful staff at Kitty Askin Hospice Center for the love and care they provided for Joel during her final days. Simple words cannot express our gratitude.