Robert Dorland, Sr.

Obituary of Robert J. Dorland, Sr.

     Robert J. Dorland Sr., beloved husband and father, passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family on March 19, 2022 at the age of 84.

     Mr. Dorland was born on March 31, 1937 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a son of the late Leo D. Dorland and Neva L. Foss.

     After high school, he joined the United States Air Force in 1954 and proudly service his country retiring in 1954 with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was an avid sports fan. His favorite teams were the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves and South Carolina Gamecocks. His loyalty was unending even when facing defeat. You would find him suited up in team gear on game day to cheer his team on.

     The simplest pleasures in life brought him great joy like the love of his family, the bond he had with his dogs, a delicious home cooked meal, any movie with his favorite actor, John Wayne and any colorful joke.

     Mr. Dorland is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Diane Millwood Dorland; 5 sons, Robert J. Dorland, Jr of Warrenville, SC, David B. Dorland, William L. Dorland, Stephen E. Dorland and Chuck D. Ison all of Aiken; a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle I. Lane & Jimmy Durant of Aiken; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. In addition, he is also survived by his best friends of over 35 years, Phil and Lynn Tyner of Anderson and his fur baby Falcon.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Dorland was pre-deceased by his first wife, Janie Trull Dorland; son, Michael Wayne Dorland; and sisters Rita Mika & Sharon Dorland.

     A visitation/celebration of life for family and friends will be held at the family home, 553 Dusty Lane, Aiken, SC 29803 on Tuesday Evening, March 22, 2022 from 3:00pm until 6:00pm.

     Services will be private.

     The family would like to extend a special thank you to the people with Encompass Home Health and Encompass Hospice for the loving care and support during his final days.

     In the end, he approached death as he did life and this is best explained by his favorite quote of John Wayne: “COURAGE IS BEING SCARED TO DEATH BUT SADDLING UP ANYWAY”.

     The Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234) has charge of arrangements.

     Online expressions of sympathy for the family may be left by visiting www.georgefuneralhomes.com.

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