Jessie Dotson, Sr., age 65, Dunkirk, died Thursday December 26, 2019 at Parkview Hospital, Ft. Wayne, following a brief illness. Born May 22, 1954 in Charleston, W.Va., he moved to Dunkirk at the age of 16. Jessie was a Water Department worker for the City of Dunkirk several years ago. He was affiliated with many area churches and enjoyed mushroom hunting, scrapping, and trading.
Survivors include 2 sons: J.J. Dotson, Jr., Muncie, and Dustin Trumbo, Muncie; 2 step-sons: Randy Clevenger, Fishers, and Tommy Clevenger, Indianapolis; a step-daughter: Kimberly Clevenger, Fishers; 4 brothers: John Dotson, Cleveland, OH, Rick Martin (wife: Shelly), Liberty Center, Jimmy Martin (wife: Rani), Celina, OH, and Joe Martin (wife: Michelle), Dunkirk; 8 sisters: Edna Burgess, Cleveland, OH, Oma Stupak, Fairview Park, OH, Hazel McDade, Cincinnati, OH, Rose Adkins (husband: Jimbo), Redding, OH, Vickie Rouse, Albany, Lori Dickison (husband: Walter), Cowan, Kelli Martin, Muncie, and Mary Purdue, Racine, WV; several grandchildren, and 2 great-granddaughters.
He is preceded in death by parents: Jessie VanBurn & Elsie Thomas and Samuel & Hazel Martin; 3 brothers: Danny, Jimmy, and Howard; 3 sisters: Evelyn and two that died in infancy.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2020 at Meacham Funeral Service. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials, given in Jessie’s memory, may be sent to a church of the donor’s choice.
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