Guy Dotson Sr.

Guy Roosevelt Dotson, 76, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee died January 16, 2018.  He was born February 27, 1941 in Elora, Tennessee.  He was the son of the late Hamp and Elsie Mae Russell Dotson.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Jean Pardue Dotson and a sister, Grace Dotson Gattis. Guy is survived by his four sons, Guy Jr. (Nicole), Greg, Von (Jana), and Ben (Jenny) and one daughter, Bethe (Frank) Becker all of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  He is also survived by his grandchildren, Samantha Dotson, Trey (Angelica) Dotson, Brent Dotson, Hank Becker, Emily Becker, Kyle Dotson, Grace Dotson, and Cecilia Jean “CJ” Dotson, Holly Newsom, Darby (Josh) Culbertson, Leya Victory, Brendan Dye, Collin Dye, and Evan Dye.  In addition, he is survived by two brothers, Buck (JoAnn) Dotson and Sammy Dotson both of Winchester, Tennessee, and two sisters, Roxie (Jack) Rainaldi, Anaheim, California and Nancy Cash, Acworth, Georgia and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Guy graduated from Franklin County High School.  He earned his undergraduate from the University of the South at Sewanee before earning his law degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  He served in the United States Marine Corp and was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.  He was appointed District Attorney General for the 16th Judicial District (Rutherford and Cannon counties) in 1969 and served in that position until his retirement in 1995.  He was very well respected by all who knew him and was always ready to share his wisdom and dry wit.  He always had time for young attorneys who often sought his advice and guidance.  He made a huge impact on all that knew him.
Guy was an avid golfer, pool player, and loved basketball.  He loved to travel and has been all over the world.  His true treasures in life were his family.
Pallbearers with be Billy Duke, Randy Galloway, John Jones, Chuck Lewis, Gerald Melton, and Bill Whitesell.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Rev. Gene Wise officiating.   Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will also be at Woodfin Chapel, Monday, January 22, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Charity Circle of Murfreesboro or the Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County.
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