James E. Dotson

June 18, 1969 - December 20, 2018
Born in Piqua, Ohio
Resided in Piqua, Ohio
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James E. Dotson, 49, of Piqua, died at 6:50 am Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Ohio's Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit of Upper Valley Medical Center. He was born June 18, 1969 in Piqua to James B. Dotson and Joyce "JoAnn" (Justice) Dotson who survive. He married Holly Merzke January 23, 2013 in Piqua and she also survives.

Other survivors include a son, Carson Dotson at home; three brothers, Rodney (Lisa) Dotson of Piqua, Brian (Michele) Dotson of Sidney, Tommy Dotson of Houston; and one sister, Debra Denise (Daniel) Branham of Pinson Fork, Kentucky.

Mr. Dotson was a 1987 graduate of Piqua High School. He held multiple occupations over the years including owning his own mowing and landscaping business, mowing for the City of Piqua and working for the Sanitation Department for the City of Piqua. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and anything outdoors. He loved spending time with his family and was a devoted father and husband. He will be deeply missed by his loving family.

A service to honor his life will begin at 11:00 am Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Rev. Lincoln Robinson officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 am Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Piqua Church of the Nazarene, 400 S. Sunset St. Piqua, OH 45356 or Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.

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Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home
333 W. High Street
Piqua, OH US 45356
Thursday, December 27, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home
333 W. High Street
Piqua, OH US 45356
Thursday, December 27, 2018
11:00 AM


Piqua Church of the Nazarene
400 S. Sunset Dr.
Piqua, OH USA 45356
Hospice of Miami County, Inc.
P.O. Box 502
Troy, OH 45373
333 W. High Street   |   Piqua, Ohio 45356   |   Phone: 937-773-3161   |   Fax 937-778-0119   |   Email:
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