Dennis "Denny" Dorsey

Dennis "Denny" Dorsey. age 54 years, a resident of Buncombe, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at 12 noon at the Marion Memorial Hospital.

He was born Sept. 22, 1947 in Jonesboro. He was the son of Melvin E. Dorsey and Helena J. (TWEEDY) Dorsey.

Denny was united in marriage to Margaret A. (PRATER) on March 15, 1969 at the Buncombe United Methodist Church. She survives.

Other survivors include his mother. Helena Dorsey of Goreville; a daughter, Dena Dorsey of Buncombe; two sons, Greg Dorsey and Steven Dorsey, both of Buncombe, one brother, Stanley Dorsey of Goreville; a brother-in-law, Bob Prater of Buncombe; several nieces and nephews.

Denny was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Dorsey; a brother, Lonnie Dorsey.

Denny was a sales clerk at the I. K. T. Auto Supply Store in Vienna. He had previously worked for 28 years as a sales clerk and assistant manager at the Western Auto Supply Store in Vienna.

He was a 1965 graduate of the Goreville High School. Denny was the Mayor of the Village of Buncombe. He was a longtime member of the Buncombe Volunteer Fire Department. Denny was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Buncombe. He enjoyed sports and reading.

Funeral services were held Friday morning, Nov. 9, 2001, at 11am at the Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Rev. Larry Gilbert officiated. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, near Buncombe.

Memorials may be made to the Heather Harper-Treat Memorial Cancer Fund, P. O. Box 98, Vienna, IL.62995. Memorial envelopes are available at the funeral home.

 

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