Lee Dotson Obituary

Lee  Dotson
Lee Dotson

March 13, 2014
Resided in Soldotna, Alaska


Soldotna resident Lee Dotson died Wednesday, March 13, 2014 at Providence Alaska Medical Center. His family was by his side.
At his request no formal services will be held. A celebration of his life will be held on Cape Cod, Massachusetts at a later date.
Mr. Dotson was born April 29, 1917 in Greenfield, New Hampshire to Hugh L. and Winifred Dotson. Lee was educated and grew up in Exeter, New Hampshire before enlisting in the military in 1940. He was a proud veteran of World War II having flown 30 missions over Germany as a gunner/engineer on B-24 bombers. He received the Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross and many other awards for his exemplary service. He left military life in 1945 as a staff sergeant via government demobilization.
During his military service he met and married Susan Crosby. They had two daughters and resided in Bourne, Massachusetts for a number of years. Eventually retirement took him to Florida. In 1995, Mr. Dotson decided to join family in Alaska. He relocated to Soldotna and resided with his daughter and family for his remaining years. Lee was loved by all of his family and became an integral part in the lives of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His passing leaves a void in our lives. He will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his spouses, parents and siblings.
Lee retired from the Buzzards Bay Gas Company as a production supervisor and was a private business owner of three auto mechanic/repair shops on Cape Cod. In his later years he was an avid sports fan never missing a major league baseball game or NFL football game that was televised. Veteran's activities took up his remaining free time.
Lee was a member of many organizations including Post #10046 Veterans of Foreign Wars having served a term as Commander, Military Order of the Cooties, and Military Order of the Purple Heart #830 as well as the DAV and DeWitt Clinton Lodge A.F. & A.M. of the Masons.
Lee is survived by daughters, Wini Crosby of Soldotna and Kristi Malloch and husband Martin of Hyannis Ma. Grandchildren Paula Reeves of Anchorage, AK, Julie Kukowski of Chugiak AK., Heidi Bowles of Dallas, TX., Kristen Roy, Nicole Stone, Meisha Kelley and Stephanie Masse all of Massachusetts as well as 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In memory of Mr. Dotson memorial donations may be made to VFW Post #10046 in Soldotna or the charity of ones choice.
Arrangements were made by the Cremation Society of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska.

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