Ray Dotson, age 72, of Monett, died on Jan. 16, at Cox Medical Center South, in Springfield.
He was born on Sept. 3, 1937, to Colonel and Deloris (Mullings) Dotson. He was united in marriage to Patricia Bales on Aug. 22, 1957 in Grover City, Calif.
He is survived by his wife: Patricia Dotson; two sons: Steve and wife, Carol Dotson and Danny and wife, Nancy Dotson, both of Monett; one daughter: Stacy Dotson, of Monett; two sisters: Anna Smedley and Atha Inman, both of Clarksville, Ark; nine grandchildren: Crystal Dotson Hulse, Amanda Dotson Bosley, Zeb, Eli and Hanna Dotson, Keith, Jason and Shawn Dotson, Maxwell and Kristopher Dotson; four great-grandchildren: Katelynn Torres, Christian Hulse, Cole Bosley and Cara Bosley.
Ray was preceded in death by two brothers: Arlis Dotson and John Paul Dotson; one son: Kevin Dotson; and one grandson: Devin Dotson, both on Nov. 4, 2006.
Ray was a retired mechanic and a member of the First Christian Church, of Purdy.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home.