Oral J. Dortch, 85, of Hensley, passed away May 11, 2011. He was born on February 20, 1926, in Poyen to the late Marvin and Ellie Mae Dortch. Oral worked for Reynolds Mining Company for over 34 years. He was an Army Veteran having served in 1st Signal Troop, 1st Calvery Division.
He was preceded in death by his son, Lloyd Rae Dortch.
Survivors include wife of 64 years, Mary Wilkerson Dortch of East End; sons, Dennis Dortch and Andy Dortch and wife, Terri, all of East End; daughters, Carolyn Herndon and husband, Buck of Alexander, Kathi Bergemann and husband, Jim, Monroe, La., Becky Cossey and husband, Larry, of East End; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Grandsons will be serving as pallbearers.
Chapel Service is by Ashby Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. today with Robert Cossey officiating. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery in East End.
Visitation will be one hour prior to funeral service.
Family Comments: We love you, Pop, you will be missed by all.