Jerry Paul Dotson

March 22, 1939 - April 24, 2020
Jerry Paul Dotson

Jerry Paul Dotson, age 81, Joplin, Missouri, passed away at 10:35 a.m. Friday, April 24, 2020 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. Jerry was born March 22, 1939 in Joplin, Missouri to the late Lonnie Dotson and Eva Mae Wilhite Dotson.

Jerry lived in Joplin most of his life. He worked as a school teacher, raised hogs, and operated Dotson Greenhouse. His greatest accomplishment was owning and operating Dotson Trucking from 1975 until he retired in 2013. Jerry loved the outdoors, planting his flowers, and was known for being quite the character. Jerry was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He will be missed by everyone that knew and loved him.

Survivors include a son, Lonnie D. Dotson and wife, Jami, Oronogo, Missouri; grandchildren, Megan Dotson, Webb City, Missouri, David Dotson, Oronogo, Missouri; sisters, Lonna Lewis and husband, John, Donna Hargis, Elizabeth Hunt; and several extended family members.

Visitation will be Sunday and Monday during normal working hours at Parker Mortuary.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

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