Arthur was the son of the late Marion,Sr. and Pricy (Allen) Dotson. Married to Magdalene Belcher on April 4, 1957, he was the father of two daughters, Shelia Kay(Dotson)Little(Clement) and Shonda Gay(Dotson)Layne(Keith), as well as, a son Arthur, Jr. He was preceded in death by his wife and son. He was a disabled coal miner and of the Church of God faith. His grandchildren included: Sherry Clarissa(Little)Parks(Larry), Julian Shawn Little, and Colby Keith Mckray Layne. He was a life-long resident of Phelps, Ky. Among his many friends, there were three he loved as brothers, Benny and Troy Hatfield(Elaine and Teresa), and Green Scott(Gearldine). He spent many of an enjoyable times with them hunting and recounting good times. He also left behind a sister, Linda Lester(Rev.Muncy). Among his many family members, there was a special neice, Mary Lynn Potter(Terry) and a grand neice,Kristen Athenia(Pruitt)Harris(Davey) and grand nephew, Adam Shane Potter, and Brookelyn Skyler Harris that were as his own children. He was devoted until the end to them all. In addition, he is survivedby KimberlyCox(Harold)and Teresa Briann Cox. Poppa had a lot of love to give.
An avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting,fishing,horseshoes, and numerous other outdoor activities. He was a dedicated NASCAR& Jeff Gordon fan. He was also a talented craftsman. There are many precious and treasured memories of his remarkable life and sadness of his passing from a battle with cancer.