Joseph “J.B.” Dorsey,83, of Shelbyville

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.


Online condolences and tributes can be sent at




The Light and Champion

137 San Augustine St.
Center TX 75935