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November 20, 2013

‘E.R.’ Dorsett

TERRE HAUTE — “E.R.” Dorsett, 97, of Terre Haute, passed away at 3:36 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in Cobblestone Crossings Health Campus. E.R. was born Oct. 21, 1916, in Williams, Ind., to Dorie Dorsett and Bertha Johnson Dorsett. He was preceded in death by his parents; and first wife, Estella Ulrey Dorsett, to whom he was happily married for 67 years until her death in 2004. He also was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

Reflecting upon E.R.’s life, his passions were centered around faith, family, friends and automobiles. E.R. was co-founder of Dorsett Auto Sales, Inc. in May of 1958. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Charter Member of the Antique and The Classic Automobile Club of Wabash Valley Terre Haute, National DeSoto Club, Inc., Breakfast Optimist Club of Terre Haute, and in his early years he was a member of North Terre Haute First Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir.

He is survived by his second wife, Frances Dishon Dorsett of Terre Haute; his son, Larry Dorsett and wife Sharon Dorsett of Terre Haute; two grandchildren, Brian Dorsett and wife Gina Dorsett of Terre Haute, and Julie Dorsett Decker and husband Scott Decker of Sugar Land, Texas; seven great-grandchildren, Abigail Dorsett, Brittany Dorsett, Brandon Dorsett, Hallie Decker, Drew Decker, Zachary Decker and Brant Decker; along with several nieces, nephews and cherished friends.

Funeral services will be at DeBaun Springhill Chapel today at 1:30 p.m., with the Rev. Mark Fleschner officiating. The visitation will take place from 10 a.m. until services. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. Online condolences may be left at:

www.debaunfuneralhomes.com

 

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