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Charles K. Dorsey

December 3, 1937 ~ March 1, 2019 (age 81)

Charles K. Dorsey, 81, Kokomo, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019, at his home.  He was born December 3, 1937, in New Berlin, Illinois, to Clyde L. and Dorothy A. (Mitchell) Dorsey.  On December 31, 1976, he married Barbara Schroeder, and she survives.

Charles graduated from Franklin High School and attended Murrayville State College.  He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1956 to 1960, during the Korean War.  He went on to work for Anderson Clayton, in Jacksonville, Illinois, and later worked for Carnation until his retirement.

In addition to his wife, Barbara Dorsey, he is survived by his children, Rebecca (Robert) Ferren, Christopher (Martina) Dorsey and Stephen Dorsey; seven grandchildren and one more due in April; two great-grandchildren; and brothers, Ed Dorsey, Tom (Marcey) Dorsey, David (Carolyn) Dorsey, and Allen (Dianne) Dorsey.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Deborah Dorsey-Starr.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Rd., Kokomo.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Daws Family Funeral Home, 508 W. Vandalia Rd., Jacksonville, IL 62650, with a visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service.  Burial will take place in Dorsey-Browning Cemetery in Perry, Illinois, with military honors.  Messages of condolence may be left online at

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