Robert Dotson

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4130 Edwards Rd. Greenwich OH 44837 11/5/2009 16:00:00

4130 Edwards Rd. Greenwich OH 44837 11/6/2009 10:30:00

Robert F. “Dobbie” Dotson, age 72, of Greenwich, Ohio, a loving husband, father and grandfather went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 after a lengthy battle with COPD.
He was born on January 24, 1937 in Kenton, Ohio to Ellis and Mildred (Patton) Dotson. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Fran (Garbeth) Dotson; sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Lisa (Scheurer) Dotson of Bellville; Stephen and Jennifer (Hintz) Dotson of Greenwich; daughters and son-in-law, Stacie Wright of Willard; and Rebecca and Keith Ivy of Greenwich; 14 grandchildren; his mother, Mildred (Patton) Dotson; brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Pam Dotson of Willard; and sister and brother-in-law, Gayle and Larry Hershiser of Willard; several special aunts and uncles, Mrs. Lola Forbes of Mansfield; Lowell and Pauline Patton of Ashland; and Jim and Emma Jean Patton of Columbia Station; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ruth and Harry Garbeth.
He worked for RR Donnelley and Sons for 39 years and retired in 2000. He enjoyed sports and participated in many including softball, golf, dartball and horseshoes. He was a member of the Willard American Legion and had served in the US Air National Guard. He thoroughly loved his grandchildren and took great joy in spending time with them. He will be greatly missed.
Calling hours for friends and family will be held at the Ripley Church, 4130 Edwards Road, Greenwich on Thursday, November 5, 2009 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. where the funeral service will be held on Friday at 10:30 AM with Reverend John Baich officiating. Burial will follow in Edwards Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stein Hospice. Online condolences may be made to the family at




Lori Crichton - Nov 17, 2009

Fran and Family:
I just saw in the paper Bob’s passing. I’m sorry to hear this…and so late!
Fran, I pray that the Lord brings you comfort and peace, not only to you, but to your family.
God Bless.

Edhillips - Nov 5, 2009

Sorry to hear about your loss. I worked with Dobbie at Donnelley’s. He was a great guy to work with or just hang out with. He will be missed, I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Susan Wiles - Nov 4, 2009

Leo & Pam, Having just been there myself, I know you are hurting. Thoughts and prayers are with you. And, also praising the Lord that he knew Jesus!

Tricia (Palmer) Tarr - Nov 4, 2009

To the Dotson family, my dad Gene Palmer worked with Bob for many years at RRD. Bob would often stop by the house. He would always talk to us girls when he came by. Always would give us a big smile. God Bless you during this difficult time.

Kendra Bowers Shupp - Nov 4, 2009

Dear Dotson Family~You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!!!
Kendra Bowers Shupp and Family

audrey seiple - Nov 3, 2009

Fran & family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts & prayers. With deep sympathy, Audrey Seiple