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Celebrating the life of
George G. Doerner, Jr.
Passed away on August 05, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 10:00am to 11:00am - Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
  • 1003 East Victory Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31405

  • 912-356-6980
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 11:00am - Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
  • 1003 East Victory Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31405

  • 912-356-6980
  • Private Interment

I am sorry for your loss death is never an easy thing to bear but our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection so we can see our love ones again please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give the family hope and strength again I am sorry for your loss. For more information please visit the website JW.org

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

To the Doerner family, may good memories provide solace for your family during this challenging time. God has assured us that we see our loved ones again “John 5:28,29” also “John 17:3”

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My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. One day soon we will be able to welcome back our dear loved ones again one day. For more information please visit jw.org.

Niecy, ,

My sincere condolences to the family an friends that are coping with this loss. Please read a comforting scripture at 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verse 26. This scripture tells us about what will soon happen to death in the near future.

Kay Ferris, Savannah, Ga

To all family and friends, I am sorry for your loss. Difficult times such as these are made better when we consider Jehovah's comforting words found in the Bible.1 Corinthians 15:26 helps comfort us in knowing that God's Kingdom will bring death to it's end. This is just one of many comforting promises that Jehovah will fulfill. I hope this brings you some comfort during this difficult time.

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George Gregory Doerner Jr., age 94, died peacefully after a short illness.

Mr. Doerner was a proud native of Savannah.

After graduating from Benedictine Military School in 1942, he served his country during World War II as a radio operator in the Army Air Corps and flew in the first group over Normandy on D-Day.

He earned degrees in Business Administration and Economics at the University of Georgia. He was lead trumpet for the Georgia Bulldog Dance Orchestra and was elected leader by the members of the band.

He was a lifelong supporter of Georgia football.

Mr. Doerner was very proud to be the city of Savannah’s first Eagle Scout with Silver Palm.

He was a gifted trumpet player, and before forming his own dance orchestra, he toured the country as lead trumpet with the Johnny Long Orchestra and the Jan Garber Orchestra.

In 1956, he formed the George Doerner Orchestra. For many years, he was a favorite at New York City’s Roseland, the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, and many other elegant venues around the country. Known as “The Distinguished Southern Gentleman”, he was musical ambassador for the city of Savannah and the state of Georgia, touting the charms of his native city wherever he performed. In 1977, he was honored to perform, by invitation, at the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter.

In 1969, he was the inaugural recipient of the Colonel Stephen S. Koszewski Award for Loyalty, Service and Devotion to Benedictine Military School, and was again honored in 2016 as Benedictine Veteran of the year.

The city of Savannah twice honored Mr. Doerner with the Key to the City.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the German Heritage Society. In addition to serving on the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, for many years he proudly marched in the parade with other veterans of World War II.

He was preceded in death by father, George G. Doerner Sr., and mother Sarah Norton Doerner, his beloved wife Marguerite Smith Doerner (Wete), sisters Sarah Doerner Wilson and Anne Doerner Erwin, and his devoted sister-in-law and friend, May Ann Smith.

He is survived by adoring fans around the country, many friends and, notably, his best friend since college days, Jimmy Morris (Ruth) of Asheville, NC.

Special thanks to Zelma Frazier, who cared for Mr. Doerner with love and devotion,

and to special friends Gary Padgett, David Oppenheim, Jackie and Dan Cole, Tom Johnson and Jane Beare. Additional thanks to Pruitt Health and Savannah Square for their kindness and care.

Visitation will be 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 10, 2018 at The Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 10, 2018 at The Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Drive, Savannah, GA 31406.

 

 

 

 

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I am sorry for your loss death is never an easy thing to bear but our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection so we can see our love ones again please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give the family hope and strength again I am sorry for your loss. For more information please visit the website JW.org

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

To the Doerner family, may good memories provide solace for your family during this challenging time. God has assured us that we see our loved ones again “John 5:28,29” also “John 17:3”

, ,

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. One day soon we will be able to welcome back our dear loved ones again one day. For more information please visit jw.org.

Niecy, ,

My sincere condolences to the family an friends that are coping with this loss. Please read a comforting scripture at 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verse 26. This scripture tells us about what will soon happen to death in the near future.

Kay Ferris, Savannah, Ga

To all family and friends, I am sorry for your loss. Difficult times such as these are made better when we consider Jehovah's comforting words found in the Bible.1 Corinthians 15:26 helps comfort us in knowing that God's Kingdom will bring death to it's end. This is just one of many comforting promises that Jehovah will fulfill. I hope this brings you some comfort during this difficult time.

Www.jw.org, ,


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