Jackie Lee Dorton, age 72 of Valparaiso, Ind., passed away on November 11,
He was born on January 21, 1941 in Derby, Va., to Walter and Margaret
He is survived by his wife, Patricia “Pat” (Purcell) Dorton of Valparaiso;
son, Rich (Melissa) Dorton of Chesterton, Ind.; daughters, Deanna Hutts and
companion Todd of Attica, Ind., Debbie Carnahan and companion John of
Linden, Ind., Dawn (Damon) Downey of West Lafayette, Ind., Jamie (Dennis)
Murray of Valparaiso, Jackie (Brian) Gast of Valparaiso; sister, Marie Elias
of Hobart, Ind.; grandchildren, Candace, Cassandra, Carisa, Jamie, Addie, AJ,
Jessica, Dennis, Brayden, Tyler, Ethan, Felicity, Makenzee, Olivia and
Isabella; three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Bootsy; brother, Pee Wee;
and brother-in-law, Ed.
Jackie was a loving husband, father, grand and great grandfather. He was an
avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed fishing. Jackie was also quite the comedian.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at
Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, Ind., with Rev.
John Barley officiating. Burial is to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Portage.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 15, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
at the Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Dorton Family.
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