Gary Dotson

Jul 15th, 1950 - Sep 3rd, 2018

Visitation:

Abundant Life Assembly of God

Fri, Sep. 7th, 2018 10am

Service:

Abundant Life Assembly of God

Fri, Sep. 7th, 2018 1pm

Gary Dotson

Marion-Gary Wayne Dotson, Sr., 68, was called into the presence of his Lord Christ Jesus on Monday, September 3, 2018.

Gary was born on July 15, 1950 in Huzzah, MO to Rainey and Opal Dotson. He married Ethel Rhoades Parks on May 5, 2013.

Gary was a construction contractor for nearly 50 years. He enjoyed wood working and was an avid fan of Cardinals baseball; he even played in the minor league of men’s softball in the 1970s.  Gary was an active member at Abundant Life Church in Marion.  It was said that Gary never met a stranger, he loved meeting new people.

He is survived by:

Wife-Ethel Dotson of Marion

Sons-Douglas Dotson of Johnston City; Gary Dotson of Missouri and Kristopher Miller of Marion

Daughter-Angela Daun Dotson of Marshfield, MO

Siblings-Rainey (Ray) Dotson of Robinson and Donna Quip of Lebanon

Step children-Kim Ford of New Burnside; Shawn Parks of Marion and Alex Parks of Carterville

14 grandchildren

Gary was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Cletis Dotson, Virgil Dotson and Carl Dotson.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 1pm at Abundant Life Church in Marion with Pastor Jimmy Russell officiating. Burial will follow at Union Grove Cemetery in Pittsburg.  Visitation will be on Friday from 10am until the time of service at the church.

Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

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4 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Bob and Joyce Mathias

    From: Tamms, Illinois

    Date: September 5, 2018

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our family will be keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Guest: Ron and Marla Smart

    From: Pittsburg, Illinois

    Date: September 6, 2018

    To Ethel and All The Family, We are saddened at the loss of Gary, such a good Christian man we were privileged to know. If we can help in any way please let us know. We are praying for you and your family.

  • Guest: Deloris Motsinger

    From: Pittsburg, Illinois

    Date: September 7, 2018

    Ethel, we are so sorry for your loss. We hope you find comfort in knowing you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find peace by reliving all the precious moments you shared together. We know Gary is with the Lord and will never suffer again.

    Love, Dale & Deloris Motsinger

  • Guest: Gordon Rhine

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 7, 2018

    Our entire family sympathizes with your loss. If you need anything and we can help please don’t hesitate.

    Gordon Rhine family