Doran was born on February 2, 1940 in Reydon, Oklahoma to the late, Elzie and Hazel (Atha) McEntire. He married the love of his life, Dorothy Caywood on October 28, 1961 at Reydon, Oklahoma. They moved to Stella, Missouri 34 years ago coming from Amarillo, Texas. He was an oil rig Manager working in the oil fields overseas, traveling all over the world. He enjoyed working with cattle, tractors and gardening. He loved wood crafting and would make beautiful keepsakes for his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pineville, Missouri.