William Travis Dorsey, 77 of Tenaha

William Travis Dorsey, 77, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018, at his residence.

 

Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Ramah Missionary Baptist Church in Tenaha with Bro. Keith Keele officiating.  A military honors graveside service will follow at Ramah Cemetery.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at the church, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

 

Mr. Dorsey was born March 26, 1941, in Hemphill, to Frank Dorsey and Emma Maxine Davis Dorsey.  He served in the United States Army, during which time he was stationed in Korea.  He became a crane operator and following retirement, he owned and operated the Timpson/Tenaha Motel for over thirty years.  His hobbies included reading and spending time with his family. Mr. Dorsey was a member of Ramah Missionary Baptist Church.

 

He is survived by

Wife: Vickie Dorsey of Tenaha

 

Children:

Joshua Dorsey

Christopher James Cook

Kylie Dorsey and husband, Joshua Hendry

Carol Sardona and husband, Jerry

Valerie Jackson and husband, Larry

Vernon Mathis and wife, Jackie

Monica Jackson

 

Grandchildren:

Katelyn Kellar

Michael Kellar

 

Numerous other grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

 

Sister: Sherry Martinez and husband, Humberto

 

Preceded in death by

Parents: Frank Dorsey and Emma Maxine Davis Dorsey

Brother: Edward Dorsey

Sister: Christine Montgomery

 

Pallbearers will be Josh Dorsey, Michael Kellar, C.J. Cook, Ronny Kellar, Eugene Bowden, Humberto Martinez, and Vernon Mathis. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe White, Roy Wayne, and Red Odom.

 

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com