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James Estill Dotson

Tullahoma - Funeral service for James Estill Dotson, age 85 of Tullahoma, will be held Friday, September 15, 2017, at Tullahoma Funeral Home at 2 PM with Bro. Merle Meade officiating. Entombment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Thursday, September 14, from 5 – 8 PM at the funeral home. Mr. Dotson passed away on Sunday, September 10 at The Waters in Winchester.

James was born on February 21, 1932, in Coffee County to the late Alfred and Ruby Gipson Dotson. He served his country in the United States Air Force for 20 years as a flight engineer during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. After his retirement from the military, he was employed at the AEDC Air Force Base as an outside machinist. James’s favorite past time was fishing.

In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by two brothers, Denon and Tunnie Dotson and one sister, Charlotte Newman. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Johnie Barnes Dotson; two sons, Michael (Sharleen) Dotson and James (Susan) Dotson both of Estill Springs; one daughter, Lisa Dotson of Murfreesboro; three grandchildren, Chad Dotson, Megan (Jeremy) Kirk, and Ben Dotson; one great grandchild, Luke Michael Kirk, and one brother, Dale (Elsie) Dotson.


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