William Dotson

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 9/27/2011 14:00:00

400 Old State Road Norwalk OH 44857 9/28/2011 16:00:00

William C. Dotson, age 74, of Norwalk, Ohio, died in his sleep on Thursday, September 22, 2011 in Estes Park, Colorado while on vacation. Bill was born on August 18, 1937 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to Clinton and Helen Dotson. He was raised in the Mount Vernon area with his seven brothers, Bob, Ben, John, Gary, Tom, Charles “Midge” and Doug by his father and step-mother, Nell Dotson. Bill graduated high school from the Mount Vernon Academy and attended college at Bowling Green State University. He held certificates as a licensed practice nurse as well as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. He also served proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Bill Dotson was the founder of Gaymont Nursing Center and through his love and caring for others, touched the lives of many. He has held numerous board seats and served on multiple committees for the betterment of Huron County. He believed strongly in actively supporting the Norwalk community. Bill was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Norwalk.
Bill is survived in death by his wife, Sherri and son Bill Dotson II and Erin Dotson, along with his six grandchildren, Anthony, Christina, Mathew, Timothy, Troi and Wyatt. He is also survived by his father, Clinton and Audrey Dotson and brothers, Tom Ute and Doug Dotson.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the Seventh Day Adventist Church 400 Old State Road Norwalk, Ohio or the Gaymont Nursing Center Activities Dept. 66 Norwood Ave. Norwalk, Ohio.
Friends may call on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 4:00 PM at the Seventh Day Adventist Church 400 Old State Road Nowalk, Ohio with Pastor Marius E. Marton officiating. A private family graveside ceremony will be at Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon at a later date. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.


Sandy Geist - Oct 1, 2011

My deepest sympathy goes out to you Sherri In this time of great sorrow. May the good Lord watch over you and guide you in the days that lie ahead. You will always remain in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely,
Sandy Geist

Sandy Geist - Oct 1, 2011

Bill, Erin and family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Please accept my deepest sympathy. Bill leaves behind a facility that speaks volumes of his kindness and generosity. May God guide you as you continue to carry on his good works. My thought and prayers are with you. Sincerely,
Sandy Geist

Lorna Lacey - Oct 1, 2011

Sherry, so sorry for your loss, Lindsay has said he was a very good man. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family

Charles & Joanne Nickles - Sep 28, 2011

Sherri and family. My heart and prayers go out for all of you. I did not know Chuck, but I have heard Di talk about him so much. I feel He brought a lot of happiness into your life and I hope the Love you shared and these memories will help in the days to come. heart of love Jo

Gari ute cross - Sep 28, 2011

Sending my love and prayers to my family during this trying time of sorrow. May gods love carry you through this trying time.

Polly - Sep 28, 2011

Billy and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad.It has been over 30 years since I have worked @ Gaymont, and I have thought of everyone there over the years.Was such a great place to work at and a wonderful man/boss to have worked for. It was an honor to have worked @ such a fine family facilty, not only meaning family owned, but “FAMILY” as in the patients that we cared for. That is what your Dad strived for, and he achived it with his many years of service to our seniors that needed a HOME to go to. We was one of the best.!
My prayers are with the Dotson family during this time.

The Braun family - Sep 28, 2011

May the LORD comfort and help each one of you as you adjust to this change in your lives. Sleeping or resting until Jesus comes!! May you all be reunited then, and until then we encourage you to remember all the special times and memories. In our limited experience with him we found him kind, generous and caring. We know he will be missed. We will keep you in our prayers.

Shirley Kucharski - Sep 27, 2011

I attended Mt. Vernon Academy with Bill. My condolences to his family at this very difficult time. God be with each and every one of you.
John 3-16 comes to mind at this time. May that and other scriptures bring you comfort as we all remember the difference that Bill made in so many peoples lives.

Carol Mechling - Sep 27, 2011

May Jesus’ peace surround you at this difficult time. You are in my prayers.

Joanne Erskine - Sep 27, 2011

Bill was a fun loving, caring person who did many things for many people. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was a generous
supporter of MVA through the years, both with time and money. Thanks, Bill, just for being you.
Love and prayers to the family,
Joanne Erskine

cindy hallett - Sep 27, 2011

thinking and praying for you all at this difficult time. bill was such a great boss/mentor to heather (chisholm) as she spent her teen years working there at gaymont. he and his fantastic smile will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Verna Lou Shultz - Sep 27, 2011

My sympathy and condolences to Bill’s family. He and I were in the same class all through MVA class of ’55. He was always one of the popular guys around campus. He will be sorely missed at Alumni and class reunions. Bill Jr also attended MVA with my son. Verna Lou Shultz

MVA Alumni Association - Sep 27, 2011

The Alumni Association of Mt Vernon Academy is making a monetary contribution to the Worthy Student Fund in memory of Bill Dotson’s long and noteworthy service to the Academy. Many students
throughout the years have benefited from his generosity, his service on the different Boards, and his love shown to all he came in contact with. He will be remembered and greatly missed.

Jo Barnes-Torrisi - Sep 27, 2011

I was very sorry to hear of Bill’s death. We, the human race is deminished by his death. I knew Bill from school and when he visited me in Washington D.C. before he entered the Army. I’m grieving with you and pray that the peace of God that passes understanding will fill you as you mourn for Bill.

Gladys Hicks - Sep 27, 2011

To the family of a very dear friend and former employer, Bill Dotson. My sincerest condlences.
I met Bill at Gaymont Nursing Home on Pleasant st. in Norwalk.1964 I believe. I worked for him and his father, loved them both. He will surely be missed by all who new him. He was a man who loved people, and showed it ..May Gods love give peace to your family Bill..
Gladys Hicks and Family

Chris Riggleman - Sep 27, 2011

Sherri, Bill and family Im so sorry to hear of Bills passing You know I worked for him for many, MANY years He was kind, generous, caring and fun loving Always had a smile – I dont think I ever seen him without one!! He touched the lives of so many people He will be missed very much May you find comfort in all the memories you have God Bless you and comfort you during this difficult time You are all in my prayers !!

Ray Myers - Sep 26, 2011

I knew Mr. Dotson as a customer of ours and golfed with him during a golf outing. What an outstanding man who knew how to laugh and enjoy life! Very sorry for your loss to family and friends!

sue vanderpool - Sep 26, 2011

sherri i am so sorry for your loss.my thoughts and prayer are with you. love you susie

Gary & Ruth Ann Van Nostrand - Sep 26, 2011

Out thoughts and prayers are with all the family Bill was always such a part of our lives and many good times and fun. I treasure all the happy times and so thankful and blessed to have him in our lives. Till we meet again and go fishing in the big lake above. May God comfort you and carry you through the week ahead.
Much Love and Prayers
Gary & Ruth Ann

Mike Dawson - Sep 26, 2011

Bill was such a close friend with my uncle Tom Dawson, who passed several years ago. I remember him as the caring man who took a brand new corvette and he and Tom went to Sebring to race it and drove it back home. God bless Bill, look up Tom and nancy

Deborah Rose - Sep 26, 2011

Bill will be missed very much,he attended our church,Norwalk Seventhday Adventist Church. He loved the lord,enjoyed Being there.We will miss him very much. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

eleanor hohman - Sep 25, 2011

So sorry to hear about Bill Dotson. Such a nice person. God Bless you and your Family.

Janet Lavigne - Sep 25, 2011


Pratt Family - Sep 25, 2011

Bill was such a caring and wonderful person. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. He was truly a awesome man. He left such a legacy. He was a Godly man and touched many, many people. Love, The Pratt family

Marilyn Dotson - Sep 25, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Bill was a wonderful Brother-in-law and have many fond memories of our travels together with Bob. Especiall Estes Park. My love to all at this time of such sorrow. We will see him again in that great ressurection Morning. Come Lord Jesus, come.

Angela &Tim Hartman - Sep 24, 2011

Uncle Bill was truly a loving and Godly man. I have great childhood memories of Thanksgiving day with him and all the family together! Much love and sympathies to all the family!
Angela & Tim
Charlotte, N.C.