Robert Lee Dotson

Mar 23, 2014

MAGGIE VALLEY — Robert Lee Dotson, 85, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014, at the Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehab. Robert was born on Feb. 8, 1929, to the late Edward Lee and Jessie Mae Wyatt Dotson. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, collecting rocks and gemstones and making jewelry. Most of all Robert enjoyed being with his family.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Dotson; a brother, Lewis Dotson; and his sister, Mary Jane Kennedy.

Robert is survived by his son, Kenny Dotson (Rachel); two daughters, Linda Ledbetter and Deborah Stapf (Paul); his sister, Jessie Ann Gunter (Jesse); his grandchildren, Sharon Davis, Kimberly McPeak, Joshua Mashburn, Justin Dotson, and Alex Dotson; and his great-grandchildren, Chandra and Brandon Kersey, Hannah Mashburn, Abbygail McPeak, and Morgan Mashburn.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday March 26, at Maggie United Methodist Church with the Revs. Richard Buff and Erma Bond officiating. Burial will follow in Plott Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. at the church.

The family would like to offer a word of thanks to the caring nurses and staff at Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehab.

Garrett Funerals and Cremations is caring for the Dotson family. Visit