OBITUARY

James Edward Dorsey Sr.

March 18, 1936June 2, 2020
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James Edward Dorsey, Sr. “Pops”, age 84 of Massillon, went home to join his wife on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. He was born March 18, 1936 in Dover, Ohio to the late Kenneth and Evelyn (Freed) Dorsey.

James was a veteran of the US Marine Corps and a member of American Legion Post #44. He loved his lottery, and his favorite hangout was The Corner Store in Massillon. He was strong in faith and dedicated his life to his family and to the Marine Corps.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Marie; brothers, Francis Eugene and Kenneth Dorsey; and sister, Rita Thorn. He is survived by his children, Tina Marie (Keith) Marker, Tricia (James) Wise, Kelly Dorsey, Jim (Connie) Dorsey, Mick Dorsey, and Anna (Mike) Thompson; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and sisters, Lucy “Sue” Mazula, and Patty (Jerry) Dotts.

Friends may visit from 5-8pm on Monday in the Karlo-Libby Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 12:00noon on Tuesday at Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Pops’ memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org or Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 8, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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Lisa Christman

June 3, 2020

Sending love and prayers from the Dorsey family in Port Jefferson and Sidney, Ohio. We still share a lot of great memories of Labor Day festivities in Port Jefferson with the family and Uncle Jimmy was always right in the middle of it. Here is one of the last photos I had taken of my Dad, Uncle Jim and Aunt Patty in 2014. Prayers for all.


Coty Cricks

June 3, 2020

Pops was one of the greatest men I have ever met.. He was funny, kind & caring. I’ll never forget you pops, you will be truly missed. Love You!

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Biography

James Edward Dorsey, Sr. “Pops”, age 84 of Massillon, went home to join his wife on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. He was born March 18, 1936 in Dover, Ohio to the late Kenneth and Evelyn (Freed) Dorsey.

James was a veteran of the US Marine Corps and a member of American Legion Post #44. He loved his lottery, and his favorite hangout was The Corner Store in Massillon. He was strong in faith and dedicated his life to his family and to the Marine Corps.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Marie; brothers, Francis Eugene and Kenneth Dorsey; and sister, Rita Thorn. He is survived by his children, Tina Marie (Keith) Marker, Tricia (James) Wise, Kelly Dorsey, Jim (Connie) Dorsey, Mick Dorsey, and Anna (Mike) Thompson; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and sisters, Lucy “Sue” Mazula, and Patty (Jerry) Dotts.

Friends may visit from 5-8pm on Monday in the Karlo-Libby Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 12:00noon on Tuesday at Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Pops’ memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org or Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.