Dotson, Jerry Lee (Whitwell)

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Jerry Lee Dotson, 70, of Whitwell, passed away Monday, November 4, 2019 at his residence.  He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was also a coal miner and truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleveland Dotson and Hazel Helton Dotson.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Everett Dotson; sons, Billy (Crystal) Linville and Jerry Lee Dotson, Jr. (Joy); daughter, Tammy Ashley; sister, Betty Smith; two grandchildren, Kyle and Jamie; seven step-grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Wednesday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Ewton Funeral Home and Cremation Center.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Minister Larry Kirby officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

A special thank you to Hospice of Chattanooga and nurse Keelie Ledford.

Johnson, Luther Paul (Dalton)

Herron, Charles Edward (Dalton)

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