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Celebrating the life of
Timothy J. "Buck" Dotson
April 06, 1992 - December 03, 2017
Airman & Fire Dog, USAF
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Visitation
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm - Saturday, December 09, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900
  • Funeral Service
  • 2:00pm - Sunday, December 10, 2017
  • St. Michael's Catholic Church
  • 802 Lovell Ave. (Map)
    Tybee Island, Georgia 31328

  • 786-4505
  • Interment
  • - Sunday, December 10, 2017
  • Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery
  • 300 Greenwich Rd. (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

Dotson was an amazing person. He had an amazing ability to make people smile at their worst moments. I am truly sorry for your loss. We are better people for knowing him. R.I.P Dot.

Geron Ramsdell, RAF Lakenheath,

I didn't know Timothy but I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a precious child must be indescribable. May we all gain comfort from knowing that God's Kingdom will put an end to sickness, suffering and death.

Pat, ,

Thank you Timothy, and family, for all your amazing strength and dedications. God bless all.

Streeter/Kenyon, Warren, MA

I am so sorry for your loss. Give the girls my love.

ANGELA BYERS, TYBEE ISLAND, Ga

Will miss the mag-phone and positive happy stories.GOD be with you and family.RIP Donald

Dodsworth, Savannah, GA

Ma'am/Sir, I'm terribly sorry for your loss! Please know that your Son was a great human being and probably one of the most influential individuals that came thru RAF Lakenheath. RIP buddy and sorry for not attending your funeral but you are definitely in my thoughts and prayers.

Sergeant Rod, Beale AFB , CA

This is sad beyond measure.I am currently in Kuwait wher Timothy deployed. This is hard living here. But Tim came from tough stock on both sides. It will take all of Gods grace to move on.Timothy will be sorely missed.

Al Bilyeu, Tampa, Florida

Dotson was more than a friend, he was a brother to me. The times we shared with all of our friends in England were legendary. Dot lived enough life in his short tenure for more than 100 people. Any time I ever do anything stupid just know I'm looking up at you and laughing because I know you're making fun of me. And don't worry I'll make sure all my children in the future know the wild stories of Uncle Dot. Dot's spirit will continue to thrive in all of the people he touched. RIP to one of the greatest human beings to ever walk the planet. I love you man, rest easy.

Jordan Kubenik, Milwaukee, WI

The expression, “I’m sorry for your loss”, doesn’t quite touch the immense impact this man had on countless lives. An extremely kind, whole-hearted and definitely a funny man all of us on Flt 405 knew him as. To his family, whether it be by blood or by the profession of arms, I convey my absolute deepest condolences to you. It was a pleasure to serve beside you.

SSgt Casey J Doyal, Oklahoma City, OK

Tim was a great guy to work with and an even better friend from always hearing him cause a ruckus at work to the nights on the balcony chatting away and listening to music he will never be forgotten. Tim, Godspeed and we have the calls from here.

Michael Friis, Ogden, UT

Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends! Rest easy brother and keep watch over all those carrying on from here. Thank you for your service. RIP brother!

TSgt Colin Pierce, Rock Island, IL

Frome one firedawg to another Godspeed Brother R.I.P. Prayers to the family and friends of this young man. Hope my prayers will give you strength through this difficult time.

Jerrod Nutt, Lubbock, TEXAS

I am very sorry for your loss. It was such a pleasure working with Tim. My heart breaks for you and your family. I'm asking God for strength and healing during this difficult time.

Ashontay Owens, JB Andrews, MD

Sorry for your loss. RIP brother.

Msgt. Retired Tim Murdoch, New Bern , NC

I'm so sorry for your loss. Out of all my husband's loud friends, he was my favourite. I'll miss him shouting down his Xbox headset to my husband telling me to shut up as I played overwatch. RIP.

E Crews, Del Rio, TX

Tim was a wonderful guy. I went to basic training with him and he was the one guy who could always get us laughing even as we were being screamed at. My condolences to you all and if you guys ever need I’m sure everyone from flight 405 is here for you.

Jason brown, Mcguire afb, Nj

I was Tim's Assistant Chief in England. It was my honor and privilege to know and work with him. He was always upbeat and positive. No one could ever have a bad day when Tim was around. I can only offer you my sincerest condolences and pray God will comfort you.

Phillip Clark , Fairview Heights , Illinois

a great person . You will be missed. The finial fire bell has rang. Your job is complete. Stand down. R.I.P Firedawg.

Andy Phipps, RAF lakenheath England, uk

Though words can not erase the pain of your loss, I hope you relish the life he had. I had the pleasure of having him work for me at both RAF Lakenheath and while deployed. Without a doubt, Tim could light up any room and had an uncanny ability to make the most mundane moment erupt in laughter. I hope you can take solace in the number of lives he touched with his smile. I hope you are at peace Tim - we are better for having known you.

CMSgt Chris Ostrom, Spangdahlem AB, Germany,

I am very sorry for your loss. Tim was something else and he brought out the best in all of us. Even when an Airman or NCO was down on his luck, Tim found a way to make them laugh. His story at Royal Air Force Lakenheath will be told for a very long time. He transcended time for us there. I have so many fond memories of him and I intend to tell my son about him because there might be a day my boy needs to smile. I know for a fact Tim will be there for me. Dot, when you get to where you are going don't forget to ask what there spaghetti policy is. Also, it's not a pirate door... It's private. Godspeed my man!

Gonzo, Madison , WI

We have such wonderful memories of Timmy through our years at St. James and Benedictine. Timmy was a great athlete, a good friend to his buddies, and always had a big smile on his face. He will be dearly missed, and never forgotten. Prayers for your family, Lori, Rick, Matthew, Michael, Ryan Saunders

The Saunders Family, Savannah, Georgia

I am still in disbelief that Tim has passed. Was a great guy and always great to work with on our 48hr shifts. Medics and Fire always worked together and that’s what kicked our friendship off. I hope to make it down this weekend for his services if it’s ok with the family. RIP Brother

Chris Rhodey, Dahlonega, GA

I am still in disbelief that Tim has passed. Was a great guy and always great to work with on our 48hr shifts. Medics and Fire always worked together and that’s what kicked our friendship off. I hope to make it down this weekend for his services if it’s ok with the family. RIP Brother

Chris Rhodey, Dahlonega, GA

To the family and friends of Tim my family and I send our condolences, thoughts and prayers. I didn't know Tim personally but as a fellow Retired Air Force Firefighter I want to say thank you for your service and dedication to Our Country and Community young man. I know many guys you were stationed with who will miss you dearly but know they have it from here. God speed and RIP Brother

SSgt Retired Jim Tadlock , Florence, SC

Tim. You were a friend and a airman that served with me. You were the life of the party and made everyone laugh. You were such a awesome person and a great person. My friend you will be missed. The finial fire bell has rang. Your job is complete. we will take it from here. Rest easy

Brian plemons, Grand forks afb, Nd

Senior Airman Timothy J. “Buck” Dotson, 25, died December 3, 2017 in Altus, OK.

Born on April 6, 1992 at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, he grew up on Tybee Island, GA. He attended St. James School and Benedictine Military School.

Senior Airman Timothy J. Dotson was an Air Force Veteran who entered the Service in April 2013. After graduating the Louis F. Garland Fire Academy at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas he was assigned to the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom as a Fire Fighter. During his tenure at Lakenheath he deployed in support of operation INHERENT RESOLVE to Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base Kuwait as a Fire Protection Driver Operator. In December of 2015 Senior Airman Dotson was assigned to the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma where he served as a Fire Fighter, Emergency Communications Dispatcher and a Driver Operator. His awards include the Air Force Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster of Meritorious Service, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Global war on Terrorism Service Medal.

He is survived by his mom, Jacqueline Brown-Bilyeu; father, CSM Timothy Scott Dotson; sisters, Brittany Julia Rushing, Roslyn Joe Brown, and Ruby Jon Brown; his grandmother, Gertrud Bilyeu; uncles, Retired LT Col Allan Leon Bilyeu & wife Courtney and Staff SGT James Allan Bilyeu & wife Tara; and an aunt, Christina Gertrud MacMillan & husband Kelly.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Tybee Island. Interment will follow in the Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests remembrances to 22Kill, 13625 Neutron Rd., Dallas, TX 75244.

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GUEST BOOK

Dotson was an amazing person. He had an amazing ability to make people smile at their worst moments. I am truly sorry for your loss. We are better people for knowing him. R.I.P Dot.

Geron Ramsdell, RAF Lakenheath,

Candle tribute lit by Mom, Brittany, Roslyn, Ruby (Sisters) — California

I didn't know Timothy but I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a precious child must be indescribable. May we all gain comfort from knowing that God's Kingdom will put an end to sickness, suffering and death.

Pat, ,

Thank you Timothy, and family, for all your amazing strength and dedications. God bless all.

Streeter/Kenyon, Warren, MA

I am so sorry for your loss. Give the girls my love.

ANGELA BYERS, TYBEE ISLAND, Ga

Candle tribute lit by ANGELA AND ELEANOR RIMEDIO — Georgia

Will miss the mag-phone and positive happy stories.GOD be with you and family.RIP Donald

Dodsworth, Savannah, GA

Ma'am/Sir, I'm terribly sorry for your loss! Please know that your Son was a great human being and probably one of the most influential individuals that came thru RAF Lakenheath. RIP buddy and sorry for not attending your funeral but you are definitely in my thoughts and prayers.

Sergeant Rod, Beale AFB , CA

Candle tribute lit by Donald Dodsworth SR. — Georgia

This is sad beyond measure.I am currently in Kuwait wher Timothy deployed. This is hard living here. But Tim came from tough stock on both sides. It will take all of Gods grace to move on.Timothy will be sorely missed.

Al Bilyeu, Tampa, Florida

Dotson was more than a friend, he was a brother to me. The times we shared with all of our friends in England were legendary. Dot lived enough life in his short tenure for more than 100 people. Any time I ever do anything stupid just know I'm looking up at you and laughing because I know you're making fun of me. And don't worry I'll make sure all my children in the future know the wild stories of Uncle Dot. Dot's spirit will continue to thrive in all of the people he touched. RIP to one of the greatest human beings to ever walk the planet. I love you man, rest easy.

Jordan Kubenik, Milwaukee, WI

Candle tribute lit by Jordan K — Wisconsin

The expression, “I’m sorry for your loss”, doesn’t quite touch the immense impact this man had on countless lives. An extremely kind, whole-hearted and definitely a funny man all of us on Flt 405 knew him as. To his family, whether it be by blood or by the profession of arms, I convey my absolute deepest condolences to you. It was a pleasure to serve beside you.

SSgt Casey J Doyal, Oklahoma City, OK

Tim was a great guy to work with and an even better friend from always hearing him cause a ruckus at work to the nights on the balcony chatting away and listening to music he will never be forgotten. Tim, Godspeed and we have the calls from here.

Michael Friis, Ogden, UT

Candle tribute lit by Michael F — Utah

Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends! Rest easy brother and keep watch over all those carrying on from here. Thank you for your service. RIP brother!

TSgt Colin Pierce, Rock Island, IL

Frome one firedawg to another Godspeed Brother R.I.P. Prayers to the family and friends of this young man. Hope my prayers will give you strength through this difficult time.

Jerrod Nutt, Lubbock, TEXAS

Candle tribute lit by TSgt Christopher Perry — North Carolina

I am very sorry for your loss. It was such a pleasure working with Tim. My heart breaks for you and your family. I'm asking God for strength and healing during this difficult time.

Ashontay Owens, JB Andrews, MD

Sorry for your loss. RIP brother.

Msgt. Retired Tim Murdoch, New Bern , NC

I'm so sorry for your loss. Out of all my husband's loud friends, he was my favourite. I'll miss him shouting down his Xbox headset to my husband telling me to shut up as I played overwatch. RIP.

E Crews, Del Rio, TX

Tim was a wonderful guy. I went to basic training with him and he was the one guy who could always get us laughing even as we were being screamed at. My condolences to you all and if you guys ever need I’m sure everyone from flight 405 is here for you.

Jason brown, Mcguire afb, Nj

Candle tribute lit by Lindsey Ishcomer — Oklahoma

I was Tim's Assistant Chief in England. It was my honor and privilege to know and work with him. He was always upbeat and positive. No one could ever have a bad day when Tim was around. I can only offer you my sincerest condolences and pray God will comfort you.

Phillip Clark , Fairview Heights , Illinois

Candle tribute lit by So sorry for your loss — Mississippi

Candle tribute lit by Rodger Lecuivre — Missouri

a great person . You will be missed. The finial fire bell has rang. Your job is complete. Stand down. R.I.P Firedawg.

Andy Phipps, RAF lakenheath England, uk

Candle tribute lit by Andy Phipps — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Paul Lammin — Wyoming

Candle tribute lit by Shane shedwell — Texas

Though words can not erase the pain of your loss, I hope you relish the life he had. I had the pleasure of having him work for me at both RAF Lakenheath and while deployed. Without a doubt, Tim could light up any room and had an uncanny ability to make the most mundane moment erupt in laughter. I hope you can take solace in the number of lives he touched with his smile. I hope you are at peace Tim - we are better for having known you.

CMSgt Chris Ostrom, Spangdahlem AB, Germany,

Candle tribute lit by Kim and Bill Hubbard — Oklahoma

I am very sorry for your loss. Tim was something else and he brought out the best in all of us. Even when an Airman or NCO was down on his luck, Tim found a way to make them laugh. His story at Royal Air Force Lakenheath will be told for a very long time. He transcended time for us there. I have so many fond memories of him and I intend to tell my son about him because there might be a day my boy needs to smile. I know for a fact Tim will be there for me. Dot, when you get to where you are going don't forget to ask what there spaghetti policy is. Also, it's not a pirate door... It's private. Godspeed my man!

Gonzo, Madison , WI

Candle tribute lit by Emmanuel "Gonzo" Gonzalez — Wisconsin

We have such wonderful memories of Timmy through our years at St. James and Benedictine. Timmy was a great athlete, a good friend to his buddies, and always had a big smile on his face. He will be dearly missed, and never forgotten. Prayers for your family, Lori, Rick, Matthew, Michael, Ryan Saunders

The Saunders Family, Savannah, Georgia

I am still in disbelief that Tim has passed. Was a great guy and always great to work with on our 48hr shifts. Medics and Fire always worked together and that’s what kicked our friendship off. I hope to make it down this weekend for his services if it’s ok with the family. RIP Brother

Chris Rhodey, Dahlonega, GA

I am still in disbelief that Tim has passed. Was a great guy and always great to work with on our 48hr shifts. Medics and Fire always worked together and that’s what kicked our friendship off. I hope to make it down this weekend for his services if it’s ok with the family. RIP Brother

Chris Rhodey, Dahlonega, GA

To the family and friends of Tim my family and I send our condolences, thoughts and prayers. I didn't know Tim personally but as a fellow Retired Air Force Firefighter I want to say thank you for your service and dedication to Our Country and Community young man. I know many guys you were stationed with who will miss you dearly but know they have it from here. God speed and RIP Brother

SSgt Retired Jim Tadlock , Florence, SC

Tim. You were a friend and a airman that served with me. You were the life of the party and made everyone laugh. You were such a awesome person and a great person. My friend you will be missed. The finial fire bell has rang. Your job is complete. we will take it from here. Rest easy

Brian plemons, Grand forks afb, Nd


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