James "Jimmy" Dotson

July 3, 1941 ~ May 24, 2018 (age 76)

James “Jimmy” Dotson, 76, of Majestic, KY, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Signature Healthcare, Pikeville, KY.  He was born July 3, 1941 at Majestic, a son of the late Ira & Dorothy Blackburn Dotson.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two nephews who were like brothers to him: Gary Keith Dotson & Zachary Dean Avina.

Jimmy was a former end-loader operator for Daniel, Morris, and Marshall Strip Mining of Majestic.  He loved fishing, and camping with family & friends.

Survivors include three sisters: Della (John) Chapp of Sandwich, IL, Helen Hall of Stopover, KY, Ella Mae (Ignacio) Paredes of Anna, IL; a niece who was like a sister: Martha Blankenship of Majestic; six brothers: Ira Jr. (Polly) Dotson of Cardington, OH, Franklin (Marcella) Dotson, Johnny (Lillian) Dotson, Donnie (Alice) Dotson, Delbert (Irene) Dotson, and Adlai (Bonnie Gail) Dotson, all of Majestic; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins & friends to cherish his memory.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, May 27, 2018 at the Jones & West Funeral Home with Reverend Doug Maynard officiating. 

Burial will follow in the Buddy Mounts Cemetery, Majestic, KY. 

Visitation will begin at 6:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home with special services 7:00 P.M.

Jimmy’s family would like to thank all his nurses & nurse aides at Signature Healthcare for all they did for him.  He loved you all.  Thanks also to the ER, nurses & aides at Pikeville Medical Center.

Arrangements for James “Jimmy” Dotson are under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, KY.  the guestbook may be signed at    

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