Wilson G. Dorris, Jr.


Wilson “Gene” Dorris Jr., 51, of Aquilla, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Waco.

Memorial Service: 2PM, Saturday, May 3rd at New Life Fellowship Church, 18281 Gholson Rd, Waco, with Rev. Chris Silva officiating.

Gene was born January 18, 1963 to Wilson and Margaret (Carpenter) Dorris. He attended schools in Gholson and Aquilla. Gene was a carpenter by trade during his lifetime. He enjoyed remodeling homes and making things. He could take wood and build anything you wanted out of it.

Gene also enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. He was always up for a spur of the moment trip to Louisiana chase Lady Luck at the riverboat casinos. Gene was a prankster and loved playing practical jokes on people. He also had a fine collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia. He will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Beverly Weinkauf.

Those left behind to cherish his memories include his “kids”, Donna, Christina, Lee, Catherine, and Cody; three grandchildren; brother, Eddie and wife, Renee; sister, Jennifer, and Fat Mac; former wife Helen, who he held a special bond with until his last breath; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

The family would like to thank all of the nurses and staff at Providence Hospice for their care and compassion during Gene’s final days.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Tina George (Woodall)

    Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m sure he will be missed by many. They are celebrating his arrival in Heaven. What a glorious sight he is seeing. And he is pain free.

  2. Annette Petty Moore

    Sending prayers to all of yalls family. Gene made me laugh many times through the years. Will miss that smile and his sense of humor. He is having a wonderful reunion with those who went before him. RIP Gene . you will be greatly missed.

  3. Margaret Engelke Taylor

    Lifting the entire Dorris family up in prayers.

  4. Catherine Polansky

    My dad was an amazing father and a wonderful grandfather to my kids. He will definitely be missed. Thanks everyone for the prayers. I know he’s dancing in heaven and most likely playing Domino’s. RIP dad. Gone but never forgotten. ♡♡♡♡♡♡.

  5. lance carpenter

    No other words except I will miss him dearly!!!! Love ya cuz

  6. Audie Williams

    Thank you for the opportunity to care for Mr. Dorris. It was an honor for us to serve your family.

    Audie Williams RN, CHPN
    Director of Clinical Services
    Providence Hospice

  7. Molly and Roger Anderson

    We’ll remember all the good times we shared. Our prayers are for all his family. He was a wonderful man.

  8. Robert Bishop

    to the Dorris family, sorry to hear this I f you need anything please get in touch with me. we have known each other 40 + years and we need to start communication again .

  9. Stacy Thomas

    So sorry to hear about your loss, I hope that your memories bring you comfort in the days, weeks, and month to come. My prayers are with you.

  10. Blake Carpenter

    Cousin Gene, you will be missed.

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