Joseph "J.B." Dorsey


















Joseph “J.B.” Dorsey,83, of Shelbyville, passed away July 18, 2018, in Center.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 20, 2018, at Wimberly Chapel in Huxley.  Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.
Mr. Dorsey was born May 13, 1935, in Rusk County, to Ruben Dorsey and Denver Thorton Dorsey.  He enjoyed working, fishing, and spending time with his family.  He was a member of Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley. Mr. Dorsey worked as a door greeter at Wal-Mart for thirteen years, a job which he loved.  He also loved his customers.
He is survived by
Jeanie Matheny of Huxley
Renee Dorsey of Center
Bridgett Gooch of Henderson
Gina Jones and husband, Aaron, of Huxley
Brooke Dorsey of Huxley
Skyler Gilpatrick of Longview
Conner Gilpatrick of Center
Great Grandchildren:
Lee Howell of Henderson
Cheyenne Wyatt of New London
B.J. Wyatt of Jacksonville
Amelia Jones of Huxley
3 Great Great Grandchildren
Numerous nieces, nephews and friends
Preceded in death by
Parents: Ruben Dorsey and Denver Thorton Dorsey
Brothers: Buck Dorsey, Jerry Dorsey, Glenn Dorsey
Sisters: Viola Moore, Mary Opal Goodwin, Ruby Stewart, Libby Blalock, Betty Still
Mother of his children and special friend: Mary Mixon
Pallbearers will be Richard Dorsey, Bubba Dorsey, Fred Goodgin, Dale LaGrone, Randy LaGrone, George Matheny, Aaron Jones and Lee Howell.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy Dorsey and Adrian Allen.
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