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Charles Lewis Dorner Obituary
Charles Lewis Dorner

Carrollton, VA - Charles Lewis Dorner, 88, of Carrollton, Va. passed away on January 2, 2014. Charles graduated from Newport News High School in 1943 and enlisted in the U. S. Navy. He was on the LST 498 and piloted a boat that took troops to the beach during the D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Eleanor Dorner, sisters Elsie Dorner and Joyce Dorner Hudson and his wife of 37 years Roberta Dorner.

Charles is survived by his wife of 30 years, Carole Gay Dorner; three sons Albert (Patty), Stephen (Karen), and David (Susie); five stepchildren Keith Ricks, Nathan Gay (Lolly), Kenny Gay, Michelle Horton (David), Heath Gay (Lori), 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was a member of Benn's United Methodist Church in Smithfield where services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2014. A reception will follow in the church social hall. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Benn's Church General Fund, 14571 Benn's Church Road, Smithfield.

Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, VA.
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Jan. 3, 2014
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