FREEPORT - John Edward Dorrington, 64, of Freeport, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at home. He was born on Nov. 15, 1948, in Freeport, the youngest of five sons, of Ethel (Renfrew) and Harold Arthur Dorrington. He enlisted in the US Air Force
in 1968 and during his career he was stationed in Iceland, Germany, Chandler, Ariz. and finally at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Ariz. retiring in 1990, as a Master Sergeant. The family returned to Freeport and John was employed at L.L. Bean in the Davis Warehouse until his death. John enjoyed his time on Eagle Island with his niece Jeanie Dorrington Enders and simply spending time with his family. He puttered around the yard, he did some gardening and had a love for John Deere tractors. His passion was automotive and trips to the Owls Head Transportation Museum were always worth the ride.
John is survived by his wife, Joyce of Freeport; his son John E. Dorrington, Jr. and his wife Janet of Lubbock Texas, his son J. Arthur Dorrington and his wife Ashlea of Fort Hood, Texas, his daughter-in-law, Amanda Dorrington; his three brothers, James F. Dorrington of Freeport; Allen Dorrington and his wife Rita of Auburn; Robert Dorrington and his wife Diane of Durham; his grandson Layne; and many nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by parents; his brother Harold A. Dorrington; sister-in-law Josie Dorrington; and his son Nicholas G. Dorrington.
A graveside service will be held on Friday July 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. in Burr Cemetery, 56 Durham Rd., Freeport. A reception will follow at the AMVETS Hall, Route 136, Durham. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com
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