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Dr. James Dotson, 76 of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. He was born in Hearne to Alfa and Hattie Zenell Dotson March 8, 1941. He was a 1963 graduate of Texas A&M and a 1967 Baylor Medical School. graduate. He married Carol Ann Chapman May 13, 1967 in Gurnard Isle of Wight England. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Captain.
Dr. Dotson was an Orthopedic Surgeon for 28 years with Medical Arts Clinic and retired January 2002. He was a member of the Lion's Club until he could no longer attend meetings, and a member of the Navarro County Medical Society. Dr. Dotson financially supported agricultural youth organizations and the YMCA. He was also a member of the Navarro County A&M Club.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alfa Dotson and mother Hattie Zenell Dotson.
Dr. Dotson leaves behind his loving wife of 49 years, Carol Ann Dotson; sons, Harry Benjamin Dotson, James Christian Dotson and daughter-in-law Susan Elizabeth Dotson; grandchildren, Lane Benjamin Dotson, Luke James Dotson and their mother Melanie Dotson and Eero Alfa Dotson; one Sister, Nella June Renfroe; nephews, Zene Renfroe and wife Melinda, Clay Renfroe and wife Kerry; nieces, Jan Renfroe Street and husband John, Ann Renfroe; special cousins, Bill Jett and wife Ginna, Rebecca Joy and husband Nick.
Visitation will be held from 6to 8 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service are set to begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Suggs Cemetery in Hearne. Pallbearers will be Dr. Kent Rogers, Dr. Scott Middleton, John Paul Ross, Leslie Cotten, Zene Renfroe and Condred Roberts. Honorary Pallbearer will be Dr. James Witten.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of Youth Frost, Blooming Grove, Dawson or school of your choice. The Salvation Army 212 E. 1st Ave. Corsicana, Texas 75110.
An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana
Published on March 29, 2017
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