July 16, 1929 ~ March 2, 2016

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

William Sherman Dotson, 86, of Concord Road, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late John H. and Bertsie Briggs Dotson and husband of the late, Jessie Riddle Dotson, who passed away in 2005. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Willie Mae Wilson and Frances Dotson Souther, a brother, John B. Dotson and a grandson, Yates Jordan Lineberger. Sherman was a graduate of Fairview High School, served in the National Guard and was a founding member of Faith Chapel Baptist Church. At the age of 19 he opened Dotson's Hardware, Gas and Grocery. In 1970 he received a degree in horticulture and opened Dotson's Greenhouse and in 1975 Dotson's Flowers. He continued delivering his flowers until last year. He led a beautiful life by helping those who were in need. He is survived by three daughters, Connie Queen and her husband, Tommy, of Saluda, Kathy Lineberger and her husband, Leon, of Dallas, NC and Amy Brady and her husband, Steve, of Fletcher, one son, Barry Dotson and his wife, Rena, of Fletcher; three sisters, Desma Young of Fletcher, Barbara Peterson and her husband, Robert, of Asheville and Jean Thomas of Asheville; one brother, Wib R. Dotson and his wife, Nancy, of Hendersonville; 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 19 nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian conducted by the Rev. Dan King. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service and burial will follow in Tweeds Chapel Cemetery. At other times the family will be at the home of Barry Dotson, 806 Concord Road, Fletcher. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 260 Fairwinds Road, Landrum, SC 29356.

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  1. Sherman was a Special man he was a Blessing him and his wife and family as I remember that at times one summer he and I and Barry spent a coupleof times working in the green houses with the flowers and how we talked about. the Lord he will be missed but we can say Thank you Jesus for the promise of us seeing each other again
    My thoughts and prayers are with this Special family

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  2. Dear Connie, and family so sorry for the loss of your Dad,may you and your family find peace knowing that your dad is well again.Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

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  3. Mr Dotson was a fine, honest man and generous to a fault. My wife and I always enjoyed doing business with him and his son at his flower shop. We sure were sad to see that go. Our deepest sympathy to his children.

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  4. Dotson family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know it is a trying time. I know though you will get through with the Lord’s help. You will each get through this loss in your on way. I know what it is to loose a parent. Connie, Kathy, Amy, and Barry. Stay close to each other as you can. I knew Jessie more than SHERM. She took excellent care of my 2 girls when she had the Day Care center. Janet loved hanging out with SHERM.. May God’s BLESS each of you. Until we all meet in Heaven. Love to you all.

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  5. To Josh Queen. We are so sorry for your loss or should we say a new chapter in your grandfather’s legacy. We are sure he was very influential in making you the wonderful man you have grown into. We know he was proud of you as we are. Our condolences to your family.

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  6. Amy and Steve, So sorry to hear of your loss. We will be praying for you and your family. In Christ, Jimmy and Kathy Carter

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  7. So sorry to hear of your loss, he was a fine man. Someday you wil see him again in heaven. We will be praying for all the family.

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  8. So sorry for your loss. Your dad and mom were super sweet folks. Helped me with my wedding 33 years ago then just this past August with my son’s wedding. I have very fond memories of both of them. Our prayers are with you all.

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  9. Family and friends of Sherman: Wednesday March 23, at every Kingdom Hall a special event will talk place. A free talk will be given explaining ‘What Jesus meant when He said ‘ You will. Be with me in Paradise’ How will this promise be fulfilled? The talk is at 7:30 and is opened to the public.

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  10. So sorry Connie and Kerri for your loss.I pray you find comfort in knowing he is in Heaven with all those he loved.My thoughts will be of you all this week.
    God Bless
    Love Ann

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  11. Connie and Karie I am so sorry about the passing of your father and grandfather. May the peace of Jesus be with you both and your family. My love to you both.

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  12. Sherman was our neighbor for 26 years. We couldn’t ask for a better neighbor or a good friend. He would always say hello or wave and would do anything for you. We truly missed him after we move away. We visited Asheville last year and made it a point to look him up. We were glad we had a chance to see him and visit with him. We wish to express our deepest sympathy to his family. He was a good man that will be missed by everyone. May God bless you at this time of sorrow. Lowell and Patricia Stimson

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  13. Connie, Cathy, Amy, Barry and all the family,

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Sherm. He will be missed. It was so much fun and joy seeing him at the flower shop. He always made me laugh and lifted my spirits. We are praying for all
    and know God will see you thru. All of you
    Were wonderful children and caregivers.
    Love you.

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  14. Sherman was our neighbor for 26 years. We couldn’t ask for a better neighbor or a good friend. He would always say hello or wave and would do anything for you. We truly missed him after we move away. We visited Asheville last year and made it a point to look him up. We were glad we had a chance to see him and visit with him. We wish to express our deepest sympathy to his family. He was a good man that will be missed by everyone. May God bless you at this time of sorrow. Lowell and Patricia Stimson

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  15. Sherman Dotson, my cousin, my friend was one of the nicest people that I have ever met! As a young man he befriend me in a way that influenced my entire life. His whole family was incredibly kind, warm, sincere and loveable!
    I know that his family will have a big hole it it for a time of grieving, but we can all take comfort in the fact that we will see him again! I only wish I had the opportunity to tell him how much he influenced my life! He will always be remembered as a gentleman above all else!! Rest in peace my friend!

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  16. Dotson family, sorry to hear of your loss. I remember doing business with
    Sherman. I enjoyed talking to him. (he liked to talk) He always wanted to talk about family and what was going on. He was a pillar of the community and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers will be with your family.

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  17. SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. HIM AN HIS WIFE WAS ALWAYS VERY NICE TO ME, I HAD ALWAYS BROUGHT MY FLOWERS FOR FUNERALS THRU THEM, I REALLY ENJOYED TALKING TO THEM, THEY WILL BE MISSED, BUT FOR SURE WE WILL GET TO SEE THEM AGAIN IN HEAVEN SOMEDAY. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY DURING THIS TIME OF SORROWS, MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

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  18. Connie and Karie, So sorry you lost your dear Dad and Grandfather. He sounds like a lovely man. Loved by the community and with lots of stories from the flower shop! I will be praying for you in your grief. Someday I will love to see you reunited with him in Heaven (smile)

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  19. Dotson Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy. I remember as a child walking on Saturdays to his store on Cane Creek with a quarter to buy a drink, chips and gum. My parents rented a house from Mr. and Mrs. Dotson for years on Concord road. They had the utmost respect for Mr. Dotson. He was a man of his word and a pleasant person to be around. May God comfort all of you and ease your grief with beautiful memories.
    Carolyn Keener Caldwell

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  20. Connie, Kathy,Barry and Amy.. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your Dad will be greatly missed. We especially loved going to his greenhouse and talking with him. May God comfort all of you during this very difficult time. But rejoice knowing he is well again and walking around heaven with Ms. Jessie. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.

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  21. Amy, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s death. May God comfort you and your family during these difficult days ahead. He is with your Mother now and in a much better place than we are. I know God will give you HIS peace that passeth all understanding.
    You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Betty Ponder
    Lake Hills Church

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  22. Connie, Kathy, Barry and Amy,
    So sorry to hear of of you Dad’s passing. What a kind and Christian man he was. Good memories of coming into the store, for many years, he was there, always with a smiling face and kind words. Prayers each of you. God bless.

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  23. Connie, Kathy, Barry and Amy,
    So sorry to hear of of you Dad’s passing. What a kind and Christian man he was. Good memories of coming into the store, for many years, he was there, always with a smiling face and kind words. Prayers for each of you. God bless.

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  24. I went to school with Sherman when we lived on Cane Creek. I remember him as being a nice, quiet person. My husband went to Heaven last July 31, and Sherman came with Amy to bring flowers to my house in Candler. I know you will miss him but we have the blessed assurance that when our loved ones know Jesus we will see them again. Will be praying for you.

    Alice Wright Plemmons

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  25. Prayers for all of the family. I have so many memories growing up of our family and what a sweet and gracious man Sherman was. He will be greatly missed.

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