Mr. Ralph Edward Dotson, Jr., (Junior) born February 5, 1955 to the late Ralph, Sr. and Phyllis Dotson, departed this earthly life on Monday, January 9, 2023 at the Dunbar Health Center. Ralph or "Junior" as he was affectionately known was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio where he attended the Dayton Public Schools and graduate from Dunbar High School class of 1973 where he was an avid tennis player. He went on to attend the Ohio State University graduating in 1977. Junior was married to Patricia Butler and to this union one son was born. Junior loved his family, friends, laughter, watching sporting events, fast cars, horse races, barbeques, and doing his civic duty, working the poles during election time. Ralph was proceeded in death by his parents, Ralph, Sr. and Phyllis Dotson; brother, Tony M. Dotson; maternal and paternal grandparents; and several aunts and uncles. Ralph leaves to cherish his precious memories one son, Julian (Chipper) Dotson; one grandson, Jordy Dotson; one brother, Stephne K. Dotson, Sr; two sisters, Linda and Lauren Dotson, all of Dayton, Ohio; one niece Maria Dotson; nephews, Steven K. Dotson, Jr. and Martez Butler; as well as three great nieces; two great nephews; two great-great nieces and two great-great nephews; and a very special faithful friend, Cynthia.
Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 7:30 p.m., at True Christian MBC, 3401 Hoover Avenue, Dayton, Ohio the Rev. Anthony Wilburn, Pastor; Rev. Bruse Payne, Eulogist. Entombment at Greencastle Cemetery at a later date.