Robert E. “Bob” Dotson Jr.

November 01, 1960 ‒ November 10, 2015

Sunbury, Ohio

Robert E. “Bob” Dotson Jr., age 55, of Sunbury died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, November 10, 2015 at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.

Bob was born and raised in Lima, Ohio and was a 1978 graduate of Lima High.

He married Gayle Carroll on October 5th, 1985 in Columbus, Ohio; recently celebrating 30 years together.

He has worked at Mettler Toledo in Worthington, OH as a welder for 26 years

Bob was a member of Genoa Baptist Church since 1999 when he accepted Christ as his Savior.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, shooting, yard and housework, four-wheeling, and mostly spending time with family and friends.

One of Bob’s biggest joys was the recent birth of his first grandchild Walker Thomas who will grow up to know the immeasurable love his grandfather had for him.

Bob was a hardworking man with a strong work ethic. He had a passion to help others, serve the church and had a heart for children.

Bob is survived by his loving wife, Gayle (Carroll) Dotson and two children, son Nicholas “Nick” Dotson of Sunbury, OH and daughter Alyssa (Nick) Thomas and one grandson, Walker Thomas, of Cardington, OH; mother, Nona Dotson of Columbus, OH; brothers Randy (Beth) Dotson of Elizabeth, CO and Rick Dotson of Columbus, OH. Bob is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles as well as his church and Mettler Toledo work families.

He was preceded in death by father, Robert Dotson Sr.

Friends may call on the family on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Genoa Baptist Church, 7562 Lewis Center Road, Westerville, Ohio 43082.  Funeral services will follow immediately with Pastor Frank Carl officiating. Burial will follow in Trenton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the church.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Bob’s family.  Special memories and condolences may be expressed to them at

  • Gayle,

    We are praying for all of you. May God carry you all through this time of sorrow. Please let us know if we can help. Love you and you are in our prayers. Bob was a great man of God. I lift up praise that he is with Christ, home and well.
    velda and mike

  • Gayle and family,
    Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss of Bob. He and I used to have some really good laughs and great memories at Mettler-Toledo and I know he will be missed. RIP Bob Dotson.

  • Gayle, Alyssa, Nick and family please know that Steve and I are praying for you during this time of pain. Bob touched the lives of everyone he met in a special way. Treasure the memories and find the grace of their comfort. May God’s love and grace comfort you and take comfort in knowing that Bob is rejoicing in his Heavely home. Sincerely, Steve and Christy Kuhn and Family

  • Gayle and family,

    My heart is broken for you all but I know that you have an amazing God and so many friends and family who are here for you all. You are all loved as was Bob. May God encircle you in his arms and love you through this loss.


  • Gayle, Nick, and Alyssa,

    There simply are no words to express how we feel. Please know that you are all being held in our prayers. May the peace of the Lord that surpasses all understanding be with you in the difficult days ahead.

    Our sincerest condolences,
    Jim, Amy, John, and Stephanie

  • Gayle:

    My prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. May God grant you and your family strength during this time period of grief.

  • Gayle,

    I just heard the news this morning and my heart aches for the loss you are feeling right now and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Denice Reilly

  • I can truly say that Bob will be missed by many, my wife and I knew Bob and his family as friends of my Son Jim & Pam McElroy, but through Birthday parties and get togethers at my Son’s house we considered Bob and his family as friends of ours, I pray that God’s love and grace will be with the family through this time of sorrow.

  • Aunt Nona, Randy, Rick, Gayle and family. I send much love during this tragic time. I pray that God will carry each of you during this difficult time and give you each the strength to go on. May you all find a peace and have that everlasting promise of one day we will all be together again. I love you all and I am here if you need anything.


  • It is with great sorrow that I extend my condolences to Bob’s family. He was a neighbor down the street who was a good, godly man. May the family be blessed with comfort, understanding and peace. Cindy and Larry Walton

  • Gayle and family,
    My heart goes out to you and your family in this time of sorrow. I pray that the Lords healing hands are placed upon all of you. You are blessed with such good memories and times as a family that you can hold on to forever and this will help give you some peace. Much Love is sent your way.


  • Gayle–I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Bob was a great guy who will be greatly missed. Praying for you and your family.

    Love you much!
    Ellen Frank

  • Gayle and family,

    I am part of Bob’s Mettler-Toledo family. Even though it has been a number of years since I worked at Masstron with Bob, I remember him to be a kind person and a pleasure to work with. You have my sincere condolences. I hope friends, family and faith will comfort you during this difficult time.

    Cheryl Velker

  • Gayle,

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Sandy O.

  • Gayle, I just heard I am so sorry. I can’t imagine how you feel. Stay strong God will help you thru this again I am so sorry

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you Gayle, Nick and Alyssa. May the peace our our loving God be with you at this time.

  • Gayle, Alyssa, Nick and family please know that you are all in our prayers. Bob will be greatly missed by everyone and will continue to watch over you.

  • Gayle & Family,

    I was so shocked to hear of Bob’s home-going. I had the distinct privilege of serving on the Genoa “counting team” with Bob. The many notes of condolences sum up what a very fine man Bob was. I was so blessed to have known him.

    Please take comfort in knowing that nothing occurs by mistake or “luck” in God’s economy. Romans 8:28 declares that ALL things work together for good, to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Also, to be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord, and so shall he ever be with The Lord.

    Surely, as God calls home “the good ones,” His return must be near!

    Rev. 22:20…even so, come, Lord Jesus.

  • Our thoughts and prayers for God’s comfort are with you and your family during this incredibly difficult time. During the days to come when you lack the strength to stand, allow our Almighty Father to carry you. Rest in His loving arms and just be held. Hugs to you all!

  • Gayle and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. It was my good fortune to work with Bob at Mettler Toledo. He was a great employee and friend. He will be missed by all of us at the Masstron plant.

    Mike Chappelear

  • Gayle and family, words cannot express the sorrow our hearts feel for you and your family on this Sudden home going..we will continue to pray for you and your family Gods peace and grace to be very close to you at this time of sorrow! Ralph and Brenda newkirk

  • Gayle,

    I’m so sorry to hear about Bob, please know you and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time.

  • Gayle,

    I was saddened & shocked when I heard of Bob’s passing.

    Since I worked with you at Chase I’ve felt a personal connection. Although I have not seen you in many years, my son Ron has worked with Bob at Mettler for many years so your family has come up in conversation.

    This note is to express my very deep condolences you and your family. He will remain
    with you always in the memories you have created during you life together.

    May God’s love and your family sustain you during these difficult days.

  • Hi Gayle,
    I’m shocked and very sad to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers ar with your family. I always enjoyed working with Bob over the years at Masstron. My deepest Condolences.

  • Gayle, Nick, & Alyssa,

    We are saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Gayle, Alyssa, Nick and family –
    So very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for the pain and shock you all must be feeling. My prayer is that you will find comfort in Jesus, knowing that Bob is walking with Him today. You are in my prayers.

  • May Gods love comfort you in this time as you celebrate Bob’s life with family and friends. I’m sorry for your loss and pray that peace fills your heart.

  • Gayle and Family
    We did not know Bob personally but we are so sorry for your loss. As a members of the Genoa family we want you to know we are praying for you and your children. God bless you and hold you close during this time.

  • Gayle and family, my son Andy and I were in Scouts with Bob and Nick. You all are in our prayers for peace during this time. We enjoyed our camp outs and meetings with him. Andy sends his condolences as well.

  • Gayle, Alyssa, Nick & family,

    I just heard the news about Bob and my heart is breaking for all of you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God comfort you and may the many wonderful memories help you to find peace.

    Our deepest sympathy,

    Chris, Trisha, Sam, Jack and Kate Almond