August 13, 2016
US 224 Willard OH 44890 8/17/2016 14:00:00
US 224 Willard OH 44890 8/18/2016 11:00:00
Dusten Leo Dotson, age 75, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 10, 1941 to the late Ellis and Mildred (Patton) Dotson in Kenton, Ohio. Leo served in the Air National Guard for six years. He then earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University and was an Industrial Arts teacher at Willard High School for 21 years. Upon his retirement, he continued his lifelong passion of restoring classic cars. He also loved woodworking and traveling with friends and family. He was a member of the Willard Christian Alliance Church, the Car Coddlers of Ohio, former Hope Center Board Member and Fireland’s Operation Round Up Board and was a Richmond Twp. Trustee for 12 years.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Pam (Caudill) Dotson, whom he married on April 30, 1966; daughter, Bethany Fox of Willard; son, Paul Dotson of Willard; 3 grandchildren, Ryan and Ellen Fox and Neelye Dotson; a sister, Gayle (Larry) Hershiser of Willard and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Robert F. “Dobbie” Dotson.
Visitation will be at the Christian Alliance Church in Willard, Ohio on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM where a service will be on Thursday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Bart McKelvey officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice in Sandusky, Ohio. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.secorfuneralhomes.com
I was saddened to hear of Mr Dotson’s passing. He was a great teacher and gave wonderful guidance. I always enjoyed his classes and still use the skills he taught. I’ll be praying for your family.
Pam & Beth, You have my heartfelt sympathy! I am so sorry for your loss! Please know my prayers are with you!
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May our deepest condolences be with you. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Pam, so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Praying for you and your family.
Dear Pam, Beth, and Paul,
I have known Leo for at least 30 years and always enjoyed our visits together as car guys. I was always amazed by his craftsmanship after seeing what he started with and later the end result. He was so talented. I will miss those visits. Pam, Vickie and I will stop and see you when we are in Ohio. God be with all of you at this difficult time. Al and Vickie Velker
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for strength and healing. Mr. Dotson was an amazing man. You, Beth and Paul and your children are his legacy.
Pam,Beth and Paul,
Just want you to know how much ALL of you influenced my life! Leo had a direct effect on my teaching and was always willing to calmly guide me with advice. He was a great person and you will continue to be a great family!
Prayers to the family. Mr Dotson was my shop teacher in high school and we also went to the same church back in those days. He was one of the best teachers I had in school. I am sorry to hear of his passing. I had spoken to him a couple months back about some family history, old church friends and old classic cars. He was still full of that undeniable spirit that keeps us all going in hard times. RIP Mr. Dotson. See you again!
One of my best friends has passed away.Very sad.
Leo was a mentor to all who knew him.
This man was a very talented car builder and teacher.
My prayers go out to the family. Pam you and your kids are in my prayers.
May God bless you in this difficult time.
Our hearts were so sad to hear of Leo’s passing. Praying for God’s peace and love to comfort you during this sad journey. Leo is free of pain and held in God’s arms. Leo fought the difficult fight and now has true victory! Holding you up in love and prayer.
Pam and family: Was sadden to see that my name sake passed away. Mom and Dad always reminded me where my name came from…May God hold you in the palm of his hand and give you peace and strength during this difficult time.
Condolences, Pam and family. Sending love and prayers. (From dulcimer group).
So sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. We pray for the family and close friends that you will have comfort and peace which only God can give.
We didn’t know Leo but know Pam & Beth and know he must have been someone we would have liked.We remember Bob & Fran from Donnelley’s & Pepperidge Farms.
Pam, Beth and Paul. Our deepest sympathy for your loss. May he now have eternal rest. Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you.
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy and condolences . It’s all too real and too close lately. I am sorry 🙁 thinking of the whole family as you prepare to lay to eternal rest your husband and father and grandfather and a wonderful man .
So sorry to read of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. 9roE9
Beth and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these tough days. Lean on the Lord for His strength. In His Love
Our hearts are broken but our Spirits soar for Leo’s home-coming! We truly grieve, but not as those who have no hope. Pam, Beth, Paul … you are in our prayers, not just for now, but the future as well. God tells us He will give us the strength we need daily to keep going! And I believe Him.
Pam and Beth – We are so sorry for your loss. May God’s presence begin the healing in your heart and soul, and may His love surround you with the comfort only He can give.
Pam and Beth; My sympathy in the loss of your husband and father. May you find comfort in the days ahead remembering the many happy times shared.
Pam, I’m very sorry for your loss. I know how it was when I lost my wife in 2013. You are in my prayers and in my thoughts. I will keep praying for you and your family. I know how much Leo was loved by everybody. He was a wonderful person.