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Roger D. Dotson, 71, of Mahomet died Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 5:40 p.m. at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Roger was born on March 6, 1947 in Carbondale, the son of Robert and Mary 'Louise' (Monti) Dotson. He was raised in Marion and graduated from Marion High School in 1965. Upon graduation Roger enrolled at SIU Carbondale, before enlisting in the Army in 1967. Roger honorably served in the US Army for 4 years, serving in the Vietnam War from 1967-1968 before being stationed in Germany.
Roger was a well respected leader in the banking industry for over 48 years. Most recently he was employed as a banking specialist at West & Co CPA. He has been actively involved in many organizations over the years that serve the communities where he has lived including; Kiwanis, Decatur SCORE program, United Way (served as the 2007 President of Effingham County), Marion's Heartland Regional Medical Center, and the Community Bankers Association of Illinois.
Survivors include Roger's children; 3 daughters, Kerrie (Joel) Chapman of Bartonville, Mary (Jonathon) Cash of Alton and Jennifer (Joseph) Altomonte of Bellingham, MA; 1 son, Keith (Jennifer) Dotson of Leominster, MA; Roger's grandchildren, Kolten and Bryce Chapman, James Altomonte, and Emily and Jack Dotson.
After living in many communities throughout Central Illinois, Roger recently settled in Mahomet with plans to marry his fiancé Karrie Herzog in August. She survives, along with her children, Olivia and Derek Herzog, and his future mother and father-in-law, Pam and Jack Conley of Findlay.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Jo Ann Hanselman.
Memorials may be made to the United Way or the CBAI Foundation for Community Banking Scholarship Program, two organizations that Roger proudly supported throughout his life.
In accordance to Roger's wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date.
CBAI Foundation for Community Banking Scholarship Program
901 Community Drive, Springfield IL 62703