Dennis Dotson

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Dennis Ray “Porky” Dotson, 67, of Freeburg, IL, born May 20, 1953, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, September 6, 2020 at his residence.

Dennis worked for USF Holland Trucking Company in Edwardsville, IL and had previously worked for Wiegmanns, Dambacher Trucking and the Verlan Funk Trucking Company. Dennis was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and rider, who with his wife and many friends travelled the country on his motorcycle. He was a member of the Gold Wing Touring Association and served on their Board of Directors. Along with his wife, Jackie, Dennis enjoyed traveling and camping. He was a long-time member of the Freeburg Volunteer Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Betty, nee Wolf, Dotson; a sister, Shirley (Lanny) Day; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jack and Janette Weekley; and a brother-in-law, Mike Reuter.

Surviving are his loving wife of 37 years, Jacqueline, nee Weekley, Dotson whom he married May 7, 1983.
two brothers, Wayne (Connie) Dotson of Findlay, IL,
and Larry (Helen) Dotson of Midland, MI;
a sister, Carolyn Volpert of Jefferson City, MO;
two sisters-in-law, Debi Reuter-Pyatt (Kevin Pyatt) of Fayetteville, IL,
and Pam (Ken) Theismann of Fayetteville, IL;
a brother-in-law, Brian Volpert of Freeburg, IL;
nieces and nephews;
aunts and uncles;
and many cousins and dear friends.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com

Funeral: Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, there will be no formal services at this time.

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21 Comments on Dennis Dotson

Diana Borger-Savoia said : Guest Report Oct 03, 2020 at 9:43 PM

Dear Jackie, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.. I'm sending prayers and gentle healing your way..💐 hugs and most of all love..Diana Borger- Savoia...

  • Belleville
  • Il.
Joe LuAnn Lance said : Guest Report Sep 10, 2020 at 9:55 PM

Sorry for your loss, Dennis was always a friendly person and always willing t0 talk

  • Lenzburg
  • 3635
Carol (Becherer) Popp said : Guest Report Sep 10, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Dear Jackie - I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family have my deepest sympathy.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Dianne Stock said : Guest Report Sep 08, 2020 at 11:23 PM

Carolyn and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
JoAnne said : Guest Report Sep 08, 2020 at 12:36 PM

Jackie! So sorry to hear of Porky’s passing. Him, Lou, and Rob are up in heaven either working on motors are talking motorcycles. Your in my thoughts and prayers JoAnne

  • Waterloo
  • Illinois
Dennis & Toni Dahm said : Guest Report Sep 08, 2020 at 9:21 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. 🙏🙏🙏

  • New Baden
  • Il
James Lauf said : Guest Report Sep 07, 2020 at 8:21 PM

My wife and I are deeply saddened at the news of Dennis's passing. Dennis has always been a kind and friendly man. Dennis and I have known each other since high school. He never missed talking when we saw each other. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Patricia Phillips Decker said : Guest Report Sep 07, 2020 at 1:06 PM

I was deeply saddened by the news of Dennis's passing. Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers. I went to school with Dennis, he was a good friend, I have no words.......

  • Gridley
  • CA
Mary Skaer McGraw said : Guest Report Sep 07, 2020 at 9:22 AM

I am so sorry to hear that your brother passed away. I will say some prayers for your family.

  • New Athens
  • IL
Leroy Gerstenecker said : Guest Report Sep 07, 2020 at 8:29 AM

Jackie and family Although I have not seen Dennis in the last years, My heart is heavy. He and I go way back to 2nd grade. Please accept my Condolences My prayers are with your family

  • Farmington
  • Missouri
Sheri Wombacher said : Guest Report Sep 07, 2020 at 7:31 AM

Carolyn and family, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

  • University City
  • Mo
Cynthia Schilling said : Guest Report Sep 07, 2020 at 7:20 AM

Kevin & I send our deepest condolences and prayers for comfort.

  • Brisbane
  • Queensland Australia
Jack and Joyce May said : Guest Report Sep 07, 2020 at 12:18 AM

He will be missed and remembered by so many friends. Peace is yours, now, Porky. Prayers for comfort for you, Jackie. We love you.

  • Moline
  • IL
Michael and Sue Craft said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2020 at 9:48 PM

We so enjoyed our time spent with Porky and Jackie during our days with GWTA. Ride that highway in heaven, till we meet again.

  • Lincoln
  • NE
LaVerne Christ said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2020 at 9:08 PM

Had a lot of good times traveling all over the country with the motorcycle club and Dennis & Jackie for 13 years. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  • Belleville,
  • Illinois 62226
Deborah n Ralph Conrath said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2020 at 5:07 PM

May God be with you as you go through the coming days, weeks, and years. Our hearts and prayers are with you

  • Belleville
  • IL
Ed Groth said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2020 at 4:59 PM

Very sorry to hear this. Denny was always one of the good guys. His whole family was. May he rest in peace.

  • Richmond
  • KY
Judy Klotz said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2020 at 4:44 PM

So sorry for your loss. I am happy you were able to bring him home to be with you. He is at peace now. Thoughts and prayers. 🙏

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Jiyce/Mike Behrns said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2020 at 4:37 PM

So sorry to hear of Dennis's passing. Prayers for strength in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and family.

  • Fayetteville
  • Illinois
Amanda Huffman said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2020 at 4:33 PM

I’m truly sorry for your loss you and your family have my condolences

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Preston Becker said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2020 at 4:19 PM

My deepest condolences to you and your family 🙏 Had many great times with Porky on the rescue team

  • Ft Myers
  • Florida

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