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Charles Phillip Dorn


Charles Phillip (Phil) Dorn, 54, having been a kind and comforting caregiver to so many, died Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Greenville Memorial Hospital after suffering a stroke a few days earlier. We take comfort that he is resting in the warm and grateful embrace of those to whom he was devoted.

Born on August 21, 1959, in Greenville to Charles C. and Virginia James Dorn, Phil grew up in Mobile, Alabama, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but spent childhood summers in Greenwood, South Carolina, visiting his beloved grandparents, Arthur A. (Red) and Edith Padgett James.

A proud Southern gentleman, Phil was a generous friend, an attentive son and brother, and a man of great intelligence, style, humor, creativity and hospitality. He was the master of festivity, always ready for a road trip or celebration. A natural musician, he loved hymns and was accomplished on the piano, French horn, and other wind instruments. In everything he undertook, his attention to detail and flawless execution were astounding.

Phil worked at Coldwell Banker Caine as Executive Assistant to Jane McCutcheon. He was her helpmate, playmate and best buddy and they were virtually inseparable. Phil was also devoted to Jane's family, serving as caretaker to her parents, Joanne B. McCutcheon and John Schubert McCutcheon, Sr., M.D. His ability to touch lives and build memories was a treasure to all.

Phil had a special ability to create families, and he loved them all: his immediate and extended family, his Caine family, his family of friends, and his church family at Christ Church Episcopal.

Phil is survived by his mother Virginia J. Dorn, his sister Jane A. Dorn, his best friend and cohort Jane McCutcheon, special cousins Judy, Mark and Mary Fussinger, and many, many other friends whose lives he touched. For Phil, practicing random acts of kindness was a way of life, not just a slogan. He will be missed.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 14 at 10:30.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, 639 North Main Street, Greenville, conducted by The Reverend Bob Chiles, Christ Church Episcopal.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Greenville Humane Society, 305 Airport Road, Greenville SC 29607.

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Published in The Greenville News from June 12 to June 14, 2014
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