Funeral services for Bishop Lamar Dotson, age 82, of Manchester will be conducted at 2:00 PM Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the chapel of Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. L. E. Butler officiating.
Burial will follow at Fredonia Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday, February 15, 2012 from 5:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Bishop Dotson passed away on Monday, February 13, 2012 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
Bishop Dotson was born September 3, 1929 in Rome, GA.
He was the son of the late Luther Barber Dotson Jr. and Francis Irene Green Dotson.
He retired from Empire Pencil Company in Shelbyville where he had worked as a mechanic.
He was a pastor for the Church of God of Prophecy for 64 years, serving churches in Shelbyville, Manchester, Tullahoma, Tracy City and Pelham.
He enjoyed deep sea fishing, bowling and playing softball.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Ollie Jean Jernigan Dotson, who passed away in 2003; three brothers, Virgil, Billy and Willy Dotson; and one sister, Barbara Barrier.
He is survived by one son, Robert Dotson of Manchester; three daughters, Doris Humphres and her husband, Ed of Normandy, Brenda Dotson of Manchester and Deborah Poff and her husband Elroy of Manchester; two brothers, Luther Dotson and his wife, Vivian of Manchester, Victor Jack Dotson and his wife, Gertie of Franklin, GA; one sister, Betty DeVriese of Elkhart, Indiana; six grandchildren, Timmy York and his wife, Tamara, Kelly York, Shane York, Brittany Poff, Lisa Brown, and Linda Reynolds and five great grandchildren.
Coffee County Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.