Franklin D. Dotson

March 19, 1943 ~ September 6, 2019 (age 76)


Franklin D. Dotson, 76, of Majestic, KY, made his passage to Heaven on Friday morning September 6, 2019 while in the care of his loving family.  He was born March 19, 1943 at Majestic, KY, a son of the late Ira and Dorothy (Blackburn) Dotson.

In additions to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, James “Jimmy” Dotson; and his nephew, Zachary Dean Avina, who was like a son.

Franklin attended and was a member of the Majestic Church of Christ.  He was a former coal truck driver for Poskas Trucking Company of Majestic, KY, and he was a member of the UMWA District 17.  Franklin enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing, and camping, especially with his loving brothers.  Of all his accomplishments, his most valued was his family, for they were his priority.  His wife, children, and grandchildren were the sparkle in his eye.  His love for little children, his nieces, nephews, and his family, will forever shine in their memories, as well as any who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Those left to honor his memory include his beloved wife of 47 years, Marcella (Maynard) Dotson; two sons, Rick (Krista) Hurley of Marion, OH, Christopher (Angela) Dotson of Majestic, KY; one loving daughter, Ida Marie McCoy of Majestic, KY; five brothers, Ira Jr., Johnny, Donnie, Delbert and Adlai Dotson; three sisters Della Chapp, Helen Hall, and Ella Mae Paredes; seven grandchildren, Zachary Malone, Lakyn Dotson, Christian Mounts, Kacie Lynn Dotson, Andrew Haydan Mounts, Caleigh McCoy, and Laila McCoy.

Services honoring the life of Franklin will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Monday, September 9, 2019 at the Jones & West Funeral Home with minister Marshall Daniels officiating. 

Burial will follow in the Bent Ridge Cemetery, Meta, KY.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 10:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, KY.  The guestbook may be signed at   

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