Gary “Don” Dotson, 81 of Asheville passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Flesher Fairview Health Care Center following an extended illness. A lifelong native of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Charles and Annie Wilson Dotson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Edna Conner Dotson, nine brothers and two sisters. He was the last remaining sibling from his family for his generation.
Don graduated from Reynolds High School and served in the US Marine Corps. He was a faithful member of Reynolds Baptist Church and retired from Duke Energy, formerly, CP&L-Progress Energy.
In his spare time, he greatly enjoyed gardening, lawn work, collecting multiple tools and lawn mowers. Don also appreciated being able to spend time with his church friends and family.
Surviving to cherish his memory is his daughter, Teresa Blackwelder and husband Terry of Rock Hill, SC; one granddaughter, Allison Blackwelder of Charlotte, NC; one grandson, Josh Blackwelder and wife Marissa of Charleston, SC.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Reynolds Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Gashes Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 11am.