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Jack Sr. Dorrell

July 30, 1938 ~ August 17, 2017 (age 79)

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Jack Dorrell Sr. Passed away at home on August 17, at the age of 79.

Mr. Dorrell was born in July 1938, to Gayle Maxine and Clifford Irl Dorrell. He came into this world as his mother’s favorite cherub, but it was his father whom he aspired to be most like.

According to his sister, growing up in Red Oak, Iowa, Mr. Dorrell was very smart and athletic. He received many awards for his roller-skating skills and he was quite fearless with some of the stunts he attempted.

In 1956, Mr. Dorrell enlisted in the Army where he served during the Korean War. Later, he re-enlisted into the Air Force during the Vietnam War. In May 1978, he received the Meritorious Service Medal, and retired from the military after 22 years of service. It made him very happy to see his son followed in his footsteps when he joined the Air Force.

He then spent the next 20 years traveling all the roads in the North America as a Truck Driver, which, he carried proudly those “thousands of miles of driving” under his belt for many more years afterward.

When he finally settled into retirement, and gathered some moss, he gained a reputation of smuggling chocolatey treats to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. When he got caught, he would insist that he was at the mercy of his 2-year-old great-granddaughter. He loved his children, his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren very much.

Mr. Dorrell is survived by his son, Jack Jr.; daughter, Antonia, and son-in-law David; daughter, Sonija; sister, Sharon; brother, Vern; his grandchildren, Ayla, Brianna, Cora, Andrew, and Levi; and his great-grandchildren, Ethan, Mya, Madelynn, and Carly.

Pre-deceased by his brother, Butch, and his brother, Bob.

Service will be held on the 24th at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery at 1pm.

 Service Information

Graveside Service
August 24, 2017

1:00 PM
Idaho State Veterans Cemetery
10100 Horseshoe Bend Rd
Boise, Idaho 83714

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