William E. Dorsey

SALEM- MSgt. William E. Dorsey, USMC Ret., 63, passed away suddenly Friday, following complications from surgery. A native of Warren, Bill was a proud Marine, having served his country with honor for over 20 years, retiring in Havelock in 1988. He ran “Bill’s Small Engine Repair” until his death.

Private inurnment will be at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. Those wishing to offer words of hope and condolences may visit www.pollockbest.com. Memorials in Bill’s memory may be made to the Dorsey Family, 928 Greenfield Heights Blvd., Havelock NC 28532.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Carol Gotchall Dorsey; parents, James and Geraldine Metcalf Dorsey of Salem; children, William E. Dorsey Jr., and wife Amy of New Bern, N.C.; Michael Dorsey and wife Jennifer of New Bern, N.C.; Dawn Fulton and husband Greg of New Bern, N.C.; and siblings James Dorsey Jr. of Salem; Donnis Hink of Salem; Betty McFarland of Salem; Nancy Straela of Latonia, Ohio; Ella Cibula of Salem,; Pamela McArdle of Robertsville, Ohio; and Cheryle Sevek of Lisbon. He also leaves behind five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations is entrusted with the Dorsey Family.