Former District Attorney Guy Dotson, Sr. Passes Away

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Condolences are coming in for the family of former District Attorney General Guy Dotson, Sr., who passed away. He was 76-years old.

Former Sheriff Truman Jones says he died Tuesday (1/16/2018):



Former Chief of Staff for Congressman Bart Gordon, Kent Syler, comments on the passing of Dotson:



Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Rev. Gene Wise officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation with the family will also be at Woodfin Chapel, Monday, January 22, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Charity Circle of Murfreesboro or the Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County. (see complete obituary at the bottom of this page)

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WGNS Tributes to Guy Dotson, Sr.

Wednesday morning's (1/17/2018) Truman Show featured guest Kent Syler. News of Guy Dotson's death had just been learned, and the former sheriff and political specialist shared memories of the late district attorney.

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Thursday morning's (1/18/2018) Truman Show was a total tribute to the late District Attorney General Guy Dotson, Sr. with Truman and guests Bill Whitesell and Jeff Henry. They both worked as assistant DA's under General Dotson. In fact, Whitesell was the person who preceded Dotson in 1995.

Obituary from Woodfin Funeral Chapel

Guy Roosevelt Dotson, 76, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee died January 16, 2018. He was born February 27, 1941 in Elora, Tennessee. He was the son of the late Hamp and Elsie Mae Russell Dotson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Jean Pardue Dotson and a sister, Grace Dotson Gattis.

Guy is survived by his four sons, Guy Jr. (Nicole), Greg, Von (Jana), and Ben (Jenny) and one daughter, Bethe (Frank) Becker all of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Samantha Dotson, Trey (Angelica) Dotson, Brent Dotson, Hank Becker, Emily Becker, Kyle Dotson, Grace Dotson, and Cecilia Jean "CJ" Dotson, Holly Newsom, Darby (Josh) Culbertson, Leya Victory, Brendan Dye, Collin Dye, and Evan Dye. In addition, he is survived by two brothers, Buck (JoAnn) Dotson and Sammy Dotson both of Winchester, Tennessee, and two sisters, Roxie (Jack) Rainaldi, Anaheim, California and Nancy Cash, Acworth, Georgia and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Guy graduated from Franklin County High School. He earned his undergraduate from the University of the South at Sewanee before earning his law degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He served in the United States Marine Corp and was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. He was appointed District Attorney General for the 16th Judicial District (Rutherford and Cannon counties) in 1969 and served in that position until his retirement in 1995. He was very well respected by all who knew him and was always ready to share his wisdom and dry wit. He always had time for young attorneys who often sought his advice and guidance. He made a huge impact on all that knew him.

Guy was an avid golfer, pool player, and loved basketball. He loved to travel and has been all over the world. His true treasures in life were his family.

Pallbearers with be Billy Duke, Randy Galloway, John Jones, Chuck Lewis, Gerald Melton, and Bill Whitesell.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Rev. Gene Wise officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation with the family will also be at Woodfin Chapel, Monday, January 22, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Charity Circle of Murfreesboro or the Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County.

An online guestbook is available for the Dotson family at www.woodfinchapel.com.

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