July 7, 1941 - July 10, 2020
John Ezra Dorsett, III, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis from the new coronavirus at the age of 79. He was born on July 7, 1941, in Eureka, the second son of three boys born to John E., Jr., and Dorothy May (Smith) Dorsett. His dad was a ranch hand for Guin Liggett Ranch in the Flint Hills. After moving to Derby, where John graduated in 1959, he was helping with harvest in Douglass where he met the love of his life Patsy McNown and they were married 59 years. John retired from USD 259 School Service Center in 2000 after 38 years. The family made their home in Newton in 2003. John enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends for many years. He loved being on the Walnut River with his fishing buddies. John is survived by his wife, Pat; three sons, John E., IV and wife, Lynnette Dorsett; Patrick Dorsett; and Thomas and wife, Kris Dorsett; three grandsons, John E., V, Maxwell, and Chance; step-grandson, Ryan and wife, Meredith Hladik; step-great-grandson Nolan Hladik; and also a “special son” Richard and wife, Jennifer Snodgrass. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael; daughter-in-law, Cherri (Patrick) Dorsett; brothers, Clarence and Richard. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, August 7, 2020 at Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka, with Pastor Ron Kite of the Salem United Methodist Church of Newton officiating. Cremation has been effected. Masks should be worn, and social distancing observed. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Salem United Methodist Church. Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which is overseeing arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family online, at koupfunerals.com.
John Ezra Dorsett, III, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis from the new coronavirus at the age of 79. He was born on July 7, 1941, in Eureka, the second son of three boys born to John E., Jr., and Dorothy... View Obituary & Service Information
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