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Jesse L Dotson

November 14, 1929 ~ March 5, 2022 (age 92)

Obituary

Jesse L. Dotson of Majestic, Ky.  passed peacefully in his sleep on March 5, 2022, at his home.  He was born November 14, 1929, at Woodman, Ky. to the late Anthony and Lillian Prater Dotson.  He was one of seventeen children. 

 

Jesse is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Lou Blankenship Dotson, two daughters, Tammy Riddle and Mitzi Sanders and their husbands whom he considered as sons, Ray Riddle, and Terry Sanders.  Also, surviving are two grandchildren Terry (Sherry) Sanders II and Jessica Riddle (Jeremiah Minix), and one great granddaughter Gianna Sanders.  He is also survived by the following siblings, Harmon (Joyce) Dotson, Eugene (Carolyn) Dotson, William (Nona) Dotson, Junior Dotson, MacArthur Dotson, and Elizabeth (Kenny) Philpott and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by ten siblings and two infant sons.

 

Jesse was a member of Shepard Memorial Presbyterian Church.  He was retired from the N&W Railroad.  He was a member of Thomas DeVenny Lodge #928.  A member of Lexington Scottish Rite.  A member of El Hasa Shrine of Ashland, Ky.  a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Freeburn, Ky.  Jesse proudly served his country in the Korean war, receiving several medals for his service, including the Bronze Star.  He was a member of the VFW AND DAV.  Jesse loved and was beloved by all. 

 

The family will begin receiving friends at 6:00 P.M. Thursday, March 10, 2022, at the Jones & West Funeral Home in Phelps, Ky.  Special services at 7:00 P.M. with Terry Sanders officiating.  Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel, Friday, March 11, 2022, at 12:00 noon.  Interment will follow at Buddy Mounts Cemetery at Majestic, Ky.  In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Shepard Memorial Presbyterian Church of Stopover, Ky. 

 

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, Ky.  Our guestbook may be signed at www.joneswestfh.com

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
March 10, 2022

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Jones & West Funeral Home
37035 State Highway 194 E
Phelps, KY 41553

Funeral Service
Friday
March 11, 2022

12:00 PM
Jones & West Funeral Home
37035 State Highway 194 E
Phelps, KY 41553

Interment
Friday
March 11, 2022

2:00 PM
Buddy Mounts Cemetery, Ky

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