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Joe Pat Dotson

April 15, 1929 — January 26, 2022


Joe Pat Dotson, Sr., 92, of Zanesville, Ohio, formerly of New Lexington, Arizona and Hendersonville, Tennessee died at 6:13 PM, Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at Morrison House in Zanesville.

He was born April 15, 1929, in Pineville, Kentucky, the son of the late
Everett and Mary (nee: Breeding) Dotson.

Joe was a retired coal miner from Peabody Coal Company near New Lexington.  He served our country and defended our freedom in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict.  Joe was a member of Doric Lodge 172 F & A M in Crooksville, VFW Post 9090, Crooksville-Roseville, life member of American Legion Post 71 in Roseville and Amrou Grotto.  He enjoyed traveling with his wife, gambling and his favorite was playing poker.  Joe was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, brother and friend.

Left behind to mourn his passing are his children and their spouses, Lavonna Gayle and Tom Stoneburner, Rebecca Ann and Tom Sweeney and Joe and Lori Dotson; his grandchildren, Craig and Marecia Stoneburner, Lisa Tatum, Jodi Dotson (Shane Fox), Todd Dotson (Christy Ater), Michael (Jessica) Sweeney, Lance Sweeney and Troy (Taylor) Sweeney; his great-grandchildren, Andrew Buchanan, Aidan and Maddy Tatum, Kendall, Cadance and Spencer Stoneburner, Emma and Lane Sweeney, Caitlyn Fox and Romee Sweeney; his brother, Howard (Noelle) Dotson and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Wilma Jean (nee: Higdon) Dotson who died October 16, 2021 and his brothers, Gene, Jerry, Bob and Jack Dotson.

The family will hold a private funeral service with Pastor Marc Caton as celebrant and a Masonic service preformed by Peerless Lodge 591.  Joe will laid to rest next to his beloved wife in Community Gardens Cemetery near Somerset with full military honors.

Contributions may be made in Joe’s memory to Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care, 713 Forest Ave., Zanesville, OH  43701.

Goebel Funeral Home, 36 N. Buckeye St., Crooksville is caring for the Dotson family.

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