Dr. Charles Thomas Dorman, Sr. – Obituary


Beloved pastor, Charles T. Dorman, Sr. died Sunday, June 13, 2021 in his home at the age of 91 after several months of declining health. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 69 years, Sue Johnston Dorman, and his brother, Kenneth Dorman. He is survived by his three children, Charles T. Dorman, Jr, Carol S. Dorman (Linda Walters) and Christie D. Hoover (John Hoover), his grandchildren, Laura C. Hoover, Keri H. Hawkins (Greg Hawkins) and Jamie H. Peterson (Michael Peterson), his great-grandchildren, Adeline Hawkins and Charles Hawkins and his siblings, Elizabeth Fox and Larry Dorman.

Charles Dorman was born in Cowpens, SC, in December of 1929. A 1951 graduate of Duke University, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in religion and naval science. After a tour of duty with the United States Navy, he enrolled at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, graduating with a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1958. He went on to receive Master of Theology and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as director of Student/Field Ministries for Southeastern for 14 years and has held three pastorates and 23 interim pastorates. He was pastor of Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church from 1961-1978. His work in the field of interim ministry is well recognized through his involvement with both the Center for Congregational Health and the Interim Ministry Network. He was a founding member of the Association for Intentional Interim Ministry and served several terms as president of the organization. He served Campbell University as a Visiting Professor of New Testament and as an adjunct professor at the Campbell Divinity School, where he designed and implemented the Supervised Ministry program.

A Celebration of Life service for Charles will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a gift to the Charles T. and Sue J. Dorman Divinity Scholarship at Campbell University. https://campaign.campbell.edu/give

To send flowers to Charles’ family, please visit our floral store.