Cornell Dotson was born March 27, 1932, and drew his last earthly breath on September 26, 2022, at his home in Wellington, Ohio. Cornell was raised in Virginia, relocating to Ohio to pursue job opportunities outside of coal mining. Cornell was a Korean War veteran. Upon returning from Korea, Cornell worked for various Ohio companies in management of heating and cooling manufacturing. Cornell was also a skilled welder who, in his early years, enjoyed bowling, deer hunting, and camping, having enjoyed fishing and gardening throughout most of his life. Time with his grandchildren was always a blessing. When his health allowed, Cornell attended Faith Christian Church of Spencer, Ohio, where he was a beloved friend and member.
Cornell is survived by his son, Stephan Dotson, of Wellington; daughters, Donna (Dale) Adkins, of Columbia Station, and Lura Mare (Thomas) Keller, of West Salem; grandsons, Justin (Jenifer) Dotson, Christopher (Jennifer) Adkins, Joshua (Angela) Adkins, Seth (Regina) Keller, Caleb (Roshena) Keller, Eli (Jaimie) Keller, Isaiah (Joy) Keller, Boaz Keller, and Malachi Keller; granddaughters Mahala (Abram) Penrod, Lacey (Steve) Hall, Mariah (Benjamin) Brubaker, Shiloh (James) Hollo, Lael Keller, and Charity Keller; 42 great grandchildren. Cornell is also survived by sister, Trula (Don) Wright, of Abingdon, Va.; brothers- and sisters-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard Dotson and Goldie Lee Phillips; his wife of 67 years, Lura Jane (Sanders) Dotson; daughter, Rita Dotson; granddaughter, Annah Keller; grandson, Ezra Keller; great-granddaughter, Rosa Hollo; brothers, Wilmer Dotson and Dexter Dotson; sisters, Mattie Lambert, Erma Nixon, and Sondra Dotson.
Graveside service for Cornell will be Saturday, October 1, 2022, at Jackson Cemetery, officiated by Pastor Thomas Keller of Faith Christian Church.