TAHLEQUAH – Charles Hugh Dotson, 87, of Tahlequah, passed away on Sept. 27, 2015. He was born in Huntsville, Ark., on Jan. 15, 1928, to Ewell and Vera (Taylor) Dotson. Hugh, as he was known to all, grew up on Whorton Creek in Huntsville, Ark., where he worked on the family dairy farm. He was a graduate of Huntsville High School. After graduation Hugh joined the US Navy. He served on a destroyer escort as a reserve during World War II in the South Pacific. While he was home on leave in 1947, he married Wanda Lea Roberts, whom he had attended school with. Following his discharge, he worked several different jobs in the cattle and lumber business. In 1957, he went into partnership and opened Dotson Roberts Lumber Company where he would work until his retirement 50 years later in 2007. Hugh had an active church life, serving as a deacon for many years at the Park Hill Baptist Church and those churches he previously attended. He also served on the Tahlequah School Board for 14 years, was a member of the First State Bank National Bank board, the Cattleman’s Association, the American Legion, and was currently serving on the board of First State Bank. Hugh was preceded in death by his parents, Ewell and Vera Dotson; his sister, Dr. Ellidee Thomas; and brother, Kenneth Dotson. He is survived by his wife, Wanda, of the home; and children, Vicki Booth and husband, Tim, Larry Dotson and wife, Linda, and Gary Dotson and wife, Gail, all of Tahlequah; seven grandchildren, Michael Booth and wife, Leslie, Susan Young and husband, Aaron, Kelli Bennett and husband, Jason, Barry Dotson and wife, Melissa, Tory Dotson and wife, Sammi, Melinda Culp and husband, Shane; and Anthony Dotson and wife, Jennifer; 17 great-grandchildren, Morgan Booth, Madison Booth, Colton Booth, Faith Young, Bella Young, Seth Dotson, Bailee Bennett, Erin Bennett, Jacie Bennett, Hailey Dotson, Caleb Dotson, Blake Dotson, Reese Dotson, Dean Culp, Cole Culp, Riley Dotson and Jordyn Dotson; a brother, Herman Kay Dotson and wife, Joan, of Seminole, Okla.; and many others who he will be greatly missed by. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Park Hill Baptist Church for the Missions and Deacon Ministries Fund by calling 918-456-4075. Final arrangements have been placed under the care of Green Country Funeral Home. Green Country Funeral Home, 203 S. Commercial Road, 918-458-5055.
Published on  September 28, 2015