April 19, 1933 - June 18, 2018
Gerald T. Dorsey, age 85 passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 at the St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 21 from 5-8 pm at Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green. Funeral services will be Friday, June 22 at 1 pm at the funeral home with Rev. Shawn McAffee officiating. Burial will be in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Bowling Green. Gerald was born April 19, 1933 in Ashton the son of Andrew Thomas and Clara Edith Woodruff Dorsey. On May 12, 1956 in Revere Community Church he married Winona Cynthia Martin. She survives. Other survivors include 4 children Candy Burnett (Kenny Law) of Louisiana, Gerald “Jerry” Dorsey (Lisa) of Louisiana, Mark Dorsey (Lori) of Clarksville, Thomas Dorsey (Erin) of Middletown; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; sister Joan Mattocks of Willard; sister-in-law Ima Jean Dorsey of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Geraldine Dorsey in infancy and brother Harold Dorsey. Gerald lived in Ashton, Duncan area, moved to the Revere District in 7th grade and graduated High School there, then lived in Peaksville until moving to Bowling Green in 1965. Gerald worked at Nu-Way Corporation in east Moline until he was drafted into the Army during the Korean conflict then sold Manner Bread before moving to Bowling Green. Gerald also sold Combine Insurance, Manhattan Coffee and was self - employed selling janitorial supplies. He worked at Couch’s Greenhouse in Bowling Green, C & E Brick Factory in Farber and he and Winona sold fireworks for 52 years. . He was a life member of the American Legion Post 370 in Louisiana and was a NRA Lifetime Member. He loved fireworks, mowing his yard, deer hunting, mushroom hunting and worked to take care of his family. Gerald’s favorite quote was “Jack of all trades Master of none”. Serving as pallbearers will be Shawn Burnett, Craig Burnett, Kane Law, Raymond Elliott, Adam Falloon, Collin Mertens, Jacob Wright and Michael Lester. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Peaksville Christian Church or Donor’s Choice.
Gerald T. Dorsey, age 85 passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 at the St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 21 from 5-8 pm at Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green. Funeral services will be Friday,... View Obituary & Service Information
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