James “Jimmy” Harold Dorris

“It is what it is” ~ “I am who I am”

Jimmy Dorris, 41, of Shickshinny passed away January 16, 2023, after a long struggle with heroin addiction. We now have confirmation that Jimmy passed from a lethal dose of pure fentanyl. His addiction caused many years of damage to his body, one being hep C, which he was cured of. Damage was done to his heart and blood pressure which caused Jimmy to suffer a stroke in September 2022. Jimmy nor his family, has never been or will ever be embarrassed by his addiction.

Jimmy graduated in 2000 from Northwest Area High School, where he gave all of his teachers a run for their money. He worked for many years as a bartender: Ricketts Glen Hotel and for his Aunt and Uncle at Main Street Bar and Grill. He also worked for A-1 Inc. and his most recent employment was with N&L Trucking in Scranton.

Jimmy was preceded in death by many. He will surely be welcomed by his Aunt Jeanette “Nettie” Derr; Nanny and Poppy, Aggie and Harold McDaniels; his dad James D. Dorris; along with his uncles, Mike Dorris and Bobby Long.

Here on earth, he leaves behind many who loved him including, his Mom Peggy McDaniels; his aunts, Brenda Long and Cathy McDaniels, uncle Doug Derr Sr; his cousins Tanya (Justin) Chapin, Dougie Derr along with his “nephew” Colton “Hemi” Chapin; stepmom Rebecca Dorris; true friends, Dave (Nicole) Deyo, Josh “Pookie” Whitebread, Dante DiAgostino and Marvin “Butchie” Johnson. He also leaves behind his beloved daughter Asa Marie Dorris. He wasn’t the dad that she needed or deserved but he loved her the only way he knew how. He was forever grateful that she has such a fantastic mom in Holly Bolesta, as well as a wonderful stepdad Jason and little sister Amelia.

Jimmy was a heroin addict for about 19 years, he had times where he was clean and times where he definitely was not. He hated what drugs had made him become and the things it made him do. If he had any words to share, we know he would say: “Don’t Do It”, “Don’t Try It” and if you think it won’t get you, think again. If you know someone struggling with addiction, please get them help, please “NEVER” give up on them. Our Jimmy is now at peace! “Let your Soul and Spirit Fly, Into the Mystic” …. Van Morrison “ADDICTION DOESN’T DISCRIMINATE”.

Please no flowers.

A viewing will be held from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Heller Funeral Home, LLC, 633 East Third St, Nescopeck.

Online messages of comfort may be sent to condolences@HellerFuneralHomeLLC.com.