Dorris married Tammy on May 20, 1983. They have two children, Zachariah Lamb and Erica Wadley. They have five grandchildren, Cullen-Wade, Kaylee Ray, Trace, Kensley and Amelia. He graduated from Hopkinsville High School. He attended Hopkinsville Community College and graduated with honors for Mid-America College of Funeral Service. He has been in the Funeral Business since 1977. He is a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer and a licensed underwriter for pre-need insurance. He is a member and deacon of Hillcrest Baptist Church. He also served as Chariman of the Board at WKFD.