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Bobby Wayne Dotson

August 22, 1953 ~ March 26, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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God saw the road was getting long, the hill was hard to climb. He gently closed his eyes and whispered, “Peace Be Thine”.

Bobby Wayne Dotson was born in McCool, Mississippi on August 22, 1953, to the late Barthnue “Ike” Dotson and Ida B. Dotson. Bobby was their youngest son of 6 children. Bobby treasured his relationships with his siblings and their children.

Bobby attended the Attala County School District and was baptized at an early age at Abraham Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. He departed this life on March 26, 2023, at the age of 69.

Bobby enlisted in the US Army in 1974 as a 63H, Track Vehicle Repairer and retired in 1993 with an honorable discharge, Rank E-7. Bobby continued to serve the military community through contracting work on Fort Stewart, GA after retirement. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). He was also a honorary member of the sheriff department.

Bobby married Janice Henderson on August 10, 1981, in Colorado Springs, Co. From this union they were blessed with 3 children, Erick, Quiana, and Dwayne who were nurtured, adored, and loved.

Bobby and Janice along with their children joined Powerhouse of Deliverance Church, Hinesville GA in 1992. He never hesitated to offer his assistance when called upon by Bishop and Dr. Napper.

After retirement, Bobby filled his days with loving and serving his family and friends. He totally enjoyed spending time with his beloved wife Janice – Although she would playfully say, “He is so aggravating.” Bobby was an awesome provider and ensured his family was safe and loved. Many years following their marriage, Bobby, Janice, and family discussed opening a business together. They all took their business venture seriously, and in 2007, “A Taste of Philly” was born; A restaurant specializing in signature Philly culture. Bobby and his family worked tirelessly to make their business a success and, God willing, it will be, for many years to come. Bobby loved his family with all his heart and soul; His love was strong and fierce. Being a dad and most of all, a grandad was his favorite role in life. Bobby always encouraged his children frequently. He would remind his children – “I appreciate you”, “I believe in you”, and of course “I love You.” Bobby’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the “Apples of his Eye”. He gave them a sense of history and provided a vital connection to their past. He was playful, nurturing and loving, but no doubt, the disciplinarian of the family. Bobby was accepting, patient, and a strong pilar of stability to his family and his community(especially, Mills Creek). His grandchildren considered him the “fun and MEAN” grandad. Bobby was often seen in his front yard, cutting the grass, watering the flowers, and playing with the grans. He took great pleasure in fixing their bikes, charging their motorized cars, and even tossing a ball. If you were to ask Janice, there wasn’t a moment that they had a dead battery for their train sets, remote control cars, and games etc. Grandad had ALL the batteries! The love and joy Bobby experienced with family was without doubt, reciprocated. It wasn’t unusual to find Bobby relaxing in his quiet place “The Garage”, sipping on cools drinks, listening to Southern Soul, Gospel, and Blues music. His relaxing never lasted long, as his neighbors – who loved and respected him – would ask him to fix a bike, inflate a tire, change oil, or even inspect a vehicle they were contemplating purchasing. You could borrow almost anything from Bobby, but don’t think you were going to keep it, because his name was either written or stenciled on EVERYTHING!NOTE: His children will be collecting everything stenciled “Bobby W. Dotson” ���. Without hesitation, Bobby was an extremely faithful and a downright loyal man to his family and friends, he will be greatly missed!

Bobby was preceded in death by his elder brother, James LarryDotson. He leaves to cherish his memory: His loving wife Janice, three children, Erick Sr.(Kristie), Quiana “The Favorite”, and Dwayne; one brother, Barthetic Dotson (Irene), three sisters, Patricia (Willie), Darnichi (Nora), and Bonnie (Reggie); fivebrothers-in-law: Gary (Brenda), Kenny (Gwen), Harvey, Keith (Missy), and Brian; two sisters-in-law: Carla (Rick), and Yvette (David); seven grandchildren: Isaiah, Aaliyah, Erick Jr. “Champ”, Keiara “Self”, Kaiden “Pooh”, Dallas “DJ”, and Korey; four great-grandchildren: Isaiah “IJ”, Kayson “Kay”, Aalaina “Cita”, and Kyng “Brudder”; five god children: Nacole, Monic, Larry “Lit” (Ashley), Lawrence “Shorty”, and Janell; nine god grandchildren: Darian, Chris, “Bong” Jameka, Adrian, Candice, Christopher, Josiah, Jahir, and Larry III “3”; one aunt: Debra Hannah-Pettis; close friends: Trish “Homie” (Mack and Mikey), Vickie “Bin Laden”, George “Top”, Charles “Bo”, DeOtis “Lil Budd”, Ray, Ella “Rev”, Larry “Big Foot”, Darryl D., Keone “Blockhead”, Harley “Big Dogg”, Kevin “Toine”,Mr. Ricky (Our Handy Man” and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
April 4, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Powerhouse Deliverance Church
218 Airport Rd
Hinesville, GA 31313

Celebration of Life
Tuesday
April 4, 2023

12:00 PM
Powerhouse Deliverance Church
218 Airport Rd
Hinesville, GA 31313

Interment following funeral service
Tuesday
April 4, 2023

Georgia Veterans Cemetery
8819 US Highway 301
Glennville, GA 30427

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