• Date Of Birth: July 30, 1939
  • Date Of Death: September 27, 2020
  • Spouse: Kay (née Henning) Gokey
  • Siblings: Sally (Doug) Guilford (sister)
  • Children: Thomas E. (Emma) Dorsey, Beth Anne Farr, Amy Jo (Kirby) Lavender
  • Resting Place: Maple Grove Cemetery
  • City: Atlanta
  • State: Georgia

James J. Dorsey, 81, of Atlanta, GA passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, after a 3-year battle with chronic lung disease.

He was born on July 30, 1939, in Findlay, OH to the late Tom and Betty (Daymon) Dorsey. Jim was a member of the Findlay High School Class of 1957, and a graduate of Findlay College (now the University of Findlay), Class of 1961. He was a former member of College First Church of God, Findlay, OH.

Jim had a lifelong interest in photography and cameras, was a great lover of dogs, and enjoyed being a part of his grandchildren’s activities. He began his career with Eastman Kodak in Findlay and later transferred to Atlanta in 1969. Following his retirement, he became a part-time employee of Wings Camera Shop, Atlanta, GA.

Jim’s day was not complete until he read the Atlanta Journal-Constitution from front to back, and was known for sharing clippings that resonated with him.

On May 9, 1958, he married Kay Henning. Jim is survived by his three children: Thomas E. (Emma) Dorsey of Commerce, GA; Beth Anne Farr of Dacula, GA; and Amy Jo (Kirby) Lavender of Jefferson, GA, and his former wife, Kay (née Henning) Gokey.

He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Brianne Farr, Makenzie Greene, Bobbi Hammond, Johnna Rucker, Matt Dorsey, Joshua Dorsey, and Kelly Hight, plus several great-grandchildren and a great-niece. He is survived by his sister Sally (Doug) Guilford of Findlay, OH, and nephews Steve (Melanie) Dorsey of Texas and Scott (Alicia) Dorsey of Louisiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Steve, and son-in-law, Jeff Farr.