Funeral services for James Dee Dopson Sr. of Quitman, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Services will be held at First United Methodist Church in Quitman with Dr. Dick White officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Mineola. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Lowe Funeral Home, Quitman.
James was born Aug. 2, 1948, in Quitman to J.D. and Alta Mae Dopson and passed away Aug. 5, 2014, in Quitman. He retired from Wood County Electric Co-op after 43 years of service. He was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church in Quitman and had lived in Wood County most of his life. He was a devoted father, husband and, most of all, a proud grandfather.
He joined the Army in 1968 and served his country proudly in the Vietnam War. He loved sitting on his porch with his wife, Deborah, enjoying the singing and sounds of birds and watching their garden, that they planned together, grow. His greatest joy was his grandchildren, with whom he enjoyed spending time. He enjoyed his time antique shopping and traveling with his beloved wife. He was a dedicated member of Liberty United Methodist Church where he served on the board of trustees. He loved his church and church members, and was often seen with his loving wife working and beautifying the church. He was most often noticed spending a great amount of time with his son, Dee, who was his pride and joy. They built, planned and worked side by side as he taught his son everything he knew about life. Many of his friends knew James as "Dobber," and he was always telling funny stories and loved a good laugh.
James is survived by his wife, Deborah Dopson, Quitman; son, Dr. James Dee Dopson Jr. and wife Rachel, Quitman; daughters, Carrie Branum, Tyler, and Tammy Bollman, Heath; sisters, Lois Jones and Frances Pinson, both of Quitman; and six grandchildren, Bailey, Harrison, Jackson, Claire, Erin and Thomas.
Lowe Funeral Home - Quitman
1102 E. Goode St PO Box 337
Quitman, TX 75783
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Aug. 7, 2014