Louis Cleveland Dorman
Louis Cleveland Dorman was born to Fairy Wilson and the late Lincoln Dorman on July 13, 1941, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
He attended Banneker Elementary School and graduated from Dunbar High School in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. He later attended business college and Chiropractor School in Denver, Colorado.
Throughout his young adult years, Louis resided in the states of Texas and Colorado and eventually migrated to Los Angeles, California in 1966. Louis had a strong desire and a keen sense for business. He gravitated into the designer fashion footwear industry, where he successfully opened his own business, in addition to becoming the General Manager for Paul Owens Shoes Inc.
Louis possessed a myriad of fine qualities... .always cordial and a true gentleman. Not to mention his impeccable taste, creed of being immaculately groomed and carrying a pleasant smile.
He was also an avid reader. One of the books he was currently reading, "Bible Answers", had become very special to him. There were no topics or subjects that Louis could not speak on: but if one, truly, wanted his undivided attention, just the mention of any word related to currency, wealth, capital, etc. might trigger quite a dissertation from him. Louis was also a good listener.
Louis never forgot his Oklahoma roots. He always maintained a Midwest connection that was very profound to his heart.
Louis‘ love for life will be missed by his loving wife - Janice Lawrence-Dorman; Mother - Ms. Fairy Wilson, Okmulgee, OK; Son William Hawthorne Dorman, Inglewood, CA; Daughters - Kawana Lawrence, Paris, Texas, Deborah Dorman-Ellis, Morena Valley, CA; Brothers - Dwight Dorman, Las Vegas, NV, Michael Dorman and Reginald Dorman both of Denver, CO; two special cousins - Aulton Ferguson, Tulsa, OK and Leon Powell, Inglewood, CA; Uncle - Austin "Buster" Wilson, Oklahoma City, OK; Special friends - Ralph Williams, Thomas ‘Dino‘ Brown, Jay, Dean, Walter Humphrey and Jimmie Lee. There are infinitely more relatives, friends, colleagues and acquaintances that Louis leaves.
He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.