UPDATE: Burial will be held at 12 noon on Monday, February 10, 2020
Stephen Wayne “Wolfie” Dotson, 54, born in Asheville, NC and more recently of Greenville, SC died on Wednesday, February 5th while surrounded by those who loved him. Stephen was the son of Audrey Russell Dotson and the late William Patrick Dotson.
Stephen worked for over 25 years coordinating staging for concerts and events, with the most recent 19 of those on staff at Furman University’s Timmons Arena in Greenville, SC. His love of Furman and its students and staff was always obvious.
He loved fishing, grilling, old cars, and his dogs. He was never happier than when riding a motorcycle or preparing a Fourth of July feast. He was an amazing son, brother, nephew and friend who will be greatly missed by those he left behind.
Stephen was met at Heaven’s gate by his father William, his niece Alexandria Williams, two sets of grandparents, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is survived by his mother Audrey “Nicky” Russell Dotson and her friend Jerry S Buskell; girlfriend Angela Wester; sisters Wendy McElrath Hughes, Angie Dotson, Sandra Sawwan and her husband Sam Sawwan; nephews B. J. Wolfe, Martin McElrath, Mohammad Sawwan, Dean Salameh, and William Sawwan; nieces Emily Roberson-Williams, Rachel Roberson-Williams, Carrie Williams, and Ebyni Sawwan; aunts Lorene Gudger, and Pat Scardo and husband Herman Scardo; and many cousins and friends. His dogs Rufus and Izzy miss him dearly.
Stephen took every opportunity to support his community by participating in charity motorcycle rides, and attended several Toys for Tots runs each year, as well as the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride to support awareness and research for prostate cancer and men’s mental health programs.
The family will receive friends at Foster Seventh Day Adventist (Open Door Cathedral) in Asheville, NC at 12:00 Noon on Sunday, February 9th with a Memorial Service to follow at 2:00 PM.
Internment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery off of Merchant Street on Monday, Feb 10th at 12PM.
Memorials may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation at www.pcf.org or Toys for Tots at www.toysfortots.org.