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Stephen Rainey Dorner
  • Maryville College (Maryville Fund), Attn: Eric Bellah
    502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.
    Maryville, TN 37804
  • First United Methodist Church
    804 Montvale Station Road
    Maryville, TN 37803

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“Kathy, Louis and I have such fond memories of Steve. He lit up any room he entered with his bright smile and positive outlook. We learned of his...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Louis and Carolyn Newman - TN

“Happy belated birthday, Steve! You helped me so much when I was at Maryville and I will never forget your kindness and generosity to me and my family...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Jenny Seemayer - Vero Beach, FL

“Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Shelby loved having Stephen as her teacher. He was such a huge source of comfort for her while her...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Crystal West

“I wanted to extend my heartfelt condolences to you all. Mr. Dorner is someone we all considered a part of our family - such heart, warmth and humor....Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Rebecca Watson O'Connor - MD

“Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. May His presence provide comfort, strength, and direction during the coming days. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Dave Alexander

“Steve - You were a great guy -- a teddy bear with brains! Royal Oaks is a better place because of you, and because of your dear wife Kathy. You...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Bill and Sabine - Maryville, TN

“Kathy, Loved Steve and love you. My sympathy and prayers. Carol ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Carol Jones - Louisville, KY

“Maryville College, 1966. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Judy Jenkins Humphrey ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Judy Humphrey - Maryville, TN

“Dear Kathy, My heart breaks with yours, and I have no words, but many loving thoughts, prayers and hugs for you and your family. In the midst of...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Ibbie Muntz - Knoxville, TN


Stephen Rainey Dorner, age 69, of Maryville, passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. He was born and raised in New Jersey and came to Tennessee to attend Maryville College where he met his wife. They loved Maryville and the community of friends they had built here and decided to make Maryville their permanent home. After a career in sales, Steve opened Stevie D's Pizzeria. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church and Heritage Sunday School class. Steve loved life, his family, his friends, a good joke and golf. He will be deeply missed. He was preceded in death by: father and mother, Charles & Judy (Rainey) Dorner; brother, Charles Dorner, Jr. He is survived by: wife of 47 years, Kathy Dorner; daughter & son-in-law, Caroline and Gene Miller; grandchildren, Harrison and Elizabeth Miller; brother and sister-in-law, Joe & Joyce Dorner; and nieces, Jennifer (Dorner) Iacono and Jackie (Dorner) Harker and their families. The family will receive friends at First United Methodist Church in Asbury Hall (804 Montvale Station Road) at 4:00 PM on Saturday, July 18, followed by a celebration of Steve's life beginning at 5:30 PM. Memorial donations may be made to: Maryville College (Maryville Fund), Attn: Eric Bellah, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Maryville, TN 37804 or First United Methodist Church, 804 Montvale Station Road, Maryville, TN 37803. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.