James F. "Jim" Dolson

November 20, 1946March 1, 2013

Jim Dolson 1946 - 2013

Jim Dolson, 66, of Tallahassee, FL, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2013.

He was born on November 20, 1946, in Durham, NC. He served in the military, and was awarded a Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal for his acts of heroism during the Vietnam War. He served as the treasurer at Holy Comforter Episcopal School through the planning and building of their middle school. His service to the school was commemorated with a flagpole dedication on the new campus. Two of his main enjoyments in life were golf and bridge. Jim worked for the state of Florida for the Department of Transportation and Department of Education, and retired from the Department of Transportation. After his retirement, he was a member of the OLLI writers' group. A compassionate and empathetic man, he helped his friends and family without question.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Ret. Col. and Mrs. James F. Dolson, Sr.

He is survived by his daughter, Gena Dolson; former wife , Libby Horn Dolson; sister, Katharine Dolson; and nephews, Richard and Michael Dolson.

A memorial service and reception will be held on Wednesday, March 6th at 3:00 at United Church on Mahan Dr. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675,


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, March 6, 2013

James F. "Jim" Dolson

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Samuel McDonald

March 8, 2014

Your father was one of my best friends in high school. (We also served as the "best man" in our respective weddings.) Although we lost contact with one another over the years, I thought of him often and was greatly saddened to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sam & Nadine McDonald