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Charles Cambron Doran

March 23, 1932 — January 18, 2024


Charles Cambron Doran, aged 91, passed away on January 18th, 2024, after a lengthy illness. He was a beloved father, grandfather, husband, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Charles was born on March 23rd in Maryville, MO to William & Agnes Doran. Charles was the youngest and last surviving of the 6 children: William, Eugene, Marvin, Mary Louise (Gilbert), and James.

Charles went on to attend Northwest Missouri State University, where he met his wife, Maxine Hull. After their marriage in 1958, he proceeded to take Maxine on a 5-year multi-state odyssey, which would result in 4 children: Sedalia, MO (David), De Queen, AR (Dan), Amarillo, TX (Susan), Grants, NM (Sandra). On December 27th, 2023, Charles and Maxine celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

It was in Amarillo, TX that Charles started his 25-year Finance career with the US Forest Service. The USFS took the family to Cadillac, MI, eventually settling in Bedford, IN with the Hoosier National Forest. After his retirement, he and Maxine moved to Tipton, IN in 1992.

Charles never shied away from travel adventures. His Navy service aboard the USS Onslow (AVP-48) and U.S.S Princeton (CVA-37) 1952-1955 took him to throughout Asia and the South Pacific. He and Maxine continued to explore, visiting every US state, including Alaska and Hawaii, Canada, and New Zealand.

In his free time, Charles enjoyed playing golf and in his later years, going to the casino (he called it physical therapy), and quietly sharing his knowledge and wisdom with others. Charles is survived by his wife, 4 children, 6 grandchildren: Nathan, Andrew, Evan, and Jordan Doran (David & Laura), Alex and Michelle Gerdom (Susan & Andrew Gerdom). Charles had 2 great grandchildren: Caroline and Juliette Doran (Nathan & Laura Doran)

A small, graveside ash interment service will be held for family and close friends on April 7, 2024, at 1pm at St. John Cemetery in Tipton. Young-Nichols Funeral Home in Tipton is handling the arrangements. His celebration of life will be held April 8 to coincide with the total solar eclipse as he when he would wax philosophically about life after death and that our souls do not merely reside in heaven but become part of the universe. We encourage those who knew and loved Charles to take part in this celestial event and think of him whenever they contemplate life, nature, world phenomenon and the cosmos.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St John the Baptist New Church Building Fund. Online donations can be made at or checks can be sent to St John the Baptist 335 Mill St, Tipton, IN 46072-1403

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