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James Allen Dorsey

August 15, 1947 ~ May 31, 2021 (age 73)


James Allen Dorsey of Oak Hill, West Virginia passed away Monday, May 31st 2021 at the age of 74 after a short battle with cancer.  James passed away peacefully at home.

James was born in Gauley Bridge, WV on August 15th 1947 to John Winston Dorsey and Mary Frances Dorsey (Beirne).

James was an honorably discharged US Army Veteran during the 60's.  He went on to be a welder where he traveled to Florida to work.  He was a jack of all trades who could fix and make anything.

James was an avid fan of the West Virginia Mountaineers who would never miss watching one of their games.  He also enjoyed being outdoors hunting, bird watching, playing video games, and most of all being a grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Margie Dickerson (Dorsey).  Those left to cherish James' memory are his three children Eric (Liz) Dorsey, John Dorsey, and Jessica (Martin) Pierce; grandchildren Kolton, Jack, Benjamin, and soon to arrive granddaughter Abigail.

James' family would like to thank the Hospice nurses for their extended care and Dr. Dave' at the VA Medical Center in Beckley.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday, June 4, 2021 from 2 - 4 pm at the Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center Chapel.  Words of comfort may be offered to the family by visiting www.meltonmortuary.com  Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center have been entrusted with cremation arrangements.

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June 4, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center
1200 Harper Road
Beckley, WV 25801

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