James “Jim” Dennison Dorris Jr., 44, of Seneca passed into eternal rest at 2:07 a.m. Feb. 1, 2016, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin after a sudden illness.

James “Jim” Dennison Dorris Jr., 44, of Seneca passed into eternal rest at 2:07 a.m. Feb. 1, 2016, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin after a sudden illness.
James Dennison Dorris Jr. was born Sept. 30, 1971, in Beauford, S.C., the son of James D. Dennison Sr. and Sharon (Slusser) Dorris.
Jim, as he was known by his family and friends, served his country in the Army National Guard and served in active duty in Iraq. He was a avid fisherman and adored his family.
Jim worked for Lowe’s in Neosho as a delivery truck driver. He also formerly worked for CEI in Neosho.
Jim was a member of Seneca United Methodist Church.
James Dennison Dorris Jr. married Dawn Marie Zlotnicki on Feb. 10, 1996, in West Nanticoke, Pa. She survives.
Additional survivors include his mother, Sharon Dorris of Okeechobee, Fla.; son, Derrick James Dorris and fiancé Xena Caynor of Seneca; daughter, Makayla Jane Dorris of Seneca; adopted child, Ashlee Breann Garner and husband Evan; adopted grandson, Ivan Garner; two brothers, Steven Dorris and wife Tara and Jeffery Dorris and wife Elizabeth, all of Mountain Top, Pa.; and two sisters, Michelle Engle and husband John of Muhlenburg, Pa., and Stacey Crisswell and husband Jon of Berwick, Pa.
James was preceded in death by his father, maternal and paternal grandparents; one nephew, Johnny Kennedy; and two nieces, Courtney Engle and Navada Zlotnicki.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home in Seneca. Following visitation, the body will be taken for cremation.
A celebration of life memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Seneca United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Cynthia Royce officiating.
Online memorial messages can be left at www.campbell-biddle comefh.com.