Ricky Dotson, 70, passed away on July 4, 2023 at his home in Lakeside with his wife Beth at his side.
Rick was born to Raymond and Marjorie Dotson on Oct. 16, 1952 in Butte, the second of eight children. He was raised in Butte and Lambert, Montana and graduated from Butte High School.
Rick was a long-term member of the Butte Laborers' Union.
He married the love of his life on June 24, 1977. They spent 46 wonderful years together. Many happy times were spent with friends and family camping, fishing and enjoying the outdoors.
He was an avid car enthusiast, racing with his brother Mike at Lost Creek Raceway. He loved his music and was very proud of his collection of guitars, especially his father's Fender Strat and amplifier.
In 1999 Rick and Beth moved to Lakeside, where he got involved in restoring old vehicles. He loved spending time with his family and thoroughly enjoyed teaching his nephews and nieces ways to annoy their parents.
Survivors include Beth Dotson of Lakeside, Randy Dotson of Townsend, JoAnn Dotson of Helena, Russell and Brenda Dotson of Huntley, Mike and Connie Dotson of Butte, Rodney and Lecia Dotson of Idaho, Molly and Randy Eckert of White Rock, B.C., Canada, Marla and Bill Semsak of Butte, numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister and brother-in-law, Ramona and Pat Dunn; grandparents, Raymond and Blanche Dotson, and Herbert and Hazel Vanderhoof.
A gathering of friends and family to remember Rick and share stories will be held at Uno's Lounge at 3235 Harrison Ave. in Butte on July 21, 2023 from 2-5 p.m.To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ricky D. Dotson, please visit our flower store.