Thomas Elias Dotson
April 25, 1947 - November 13, 2023
Thomas Elias Dotson, age 76, of Bear, DE, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2023.
Born in McDowell County, WV on April 25, 1947, he was a son of the late Johnny and Lena (Blankenship) Dotson. Thomas worked as a self-employed contractor.
Thomas had a deep passion for music, his heart and soul was with listening and playing country music in his band, Midnight Special alongside his brothers. In his spare time, Thomas could often be found fishing with his grandchildren, watching country westerns, enjoying NASCAR races, horseraces, eating sweets, watching his favorite football team the San Francisco 49ers, and above all, he enjoyed making memories at family gatherings.
In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his siblings, Kenneth Hurley, Roger Gibson, Benny Dotson, and Joann Simms. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Frances Boone “Pickles” Dotson; children, Tricia A. Wilson (Gary) of Bear and Doris J. Klingler (Earl) of Townsend; brother, Don Dotson of Newark; and grandchildren, Tommy Teague, Anthony Dotson, and Madison Henry. He was loved immensely and considered a father and grandfather by many. Thomas will always be remembered as an amazing father, a loving husband, and the best poppop.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Thomas’ memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online by clicking here.