James Dallas Dotson, 80 passed away peacefully Saturday, October 27th, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.
James was born March 22, 1938, in Buncombe, Illinois the son of the late Hubert and Mary (Gold) Dotson.
He is survived by his loving daughters; Jamie and husband James McGee of Marion; Polianna and husband Keith Benedict of Marion; dear friend Michael Laird of Marion; his grandchildren Johnathan Travelstead, Whitney and husband Josh Teal; Thomas Benedict and Jamie Travelstead widow of the late Dallas Travelstead; Michael McGee; Great grandchildren Taylor Travelstead; Ethen Travelstead; Brayden Travelstead, Hayden Travelstead; Cayden Travelstead; Preston Teal; Paxton Teal; sister; Rosie Whitnel; Brother Joe and wife Nedra Dotson.
He is preceded in death by his parents Hubert and Mary Dotson; sister Bonita Schwiesow and Grandson Dallas D Travelstead.
Per his wishes a private memorial service will be held with his family
James favorite joy in life was his family who he loved unconditionally, gardening, and being outdoors.