Jesse Clanton Dorsey
Woodlawn Funeral Home (Gotha)
February 2, 2012
87, passed away peacefully on Jan 31st 2012 surrounded by his family and
serenely taking his final journey home to be with his Father in Heaven
after a brief bout with cancer.
Born on December 14th 1924 Jesse was a life-long resident of Florida.
His life touched all those he met; he had a quick wit and contagious laugh
which never failed to lift the mood of those around him. He enjoyed board
games and fishing with family and friends. Jesse recently resided at Baldemero
Lopez Veterans Home in Land O Lakes, Florida. He previously lived for
over 20+ years in Orlando with his loving wife Beth Dorsey and 20+ years
in the Vero Beach area.
Jesse was a devout member of Liberty Baptist Church in Orlando where he
was instrumental in bringing many people to the Lord through his ministry
He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years Beth Dorsey, (Brothers)
Ralph and Edward Dorsey of Orlando and Jacksonville respectively. (Daughter)
Sue Queen, Plant City and (Son) David Dorsey of Tampa. (Grandchildren)
Jared Dorsey, Tampa. Keith and Amy Queen, Lakeland and Plant City respectively.
Jesse also had a beautiful great grandson Evan Queen of Lakeland. Jesse
also had many loving step and adopted children, Rhonda Larson, Sandwich,
IL., Carl Worley Sr., Scottsdale, AZ.,Frances Mooneyham, St. Cloud, Fl.,
John Worley, Tucson, Az., Walter Worley, Edgewood, N.M, and grandchildren.
Jesse grew up in Turkey Creek outside of Plant City as one of 8 children.
As a boy Jesse worked on his family's strawberry farm in Turkey Creek.
He graduated from Turkey Creek High School in 1942 and then played semi
pro- baseball for several years before going into the Navy in 1944.
After the war he worked 10 years in Route sales before marrying and fathering
his 2 children David and Sue. Jesse worked for many years in route sales
and then for Piper aircraft in the early 80's. He also had his own successful
landscaping business which he ran for many years in the Vero Beach area.
We ask that you join us in remembering the love and joy Jesse brought
to all that he touched.
Funeral arrangements will be handled by Woodlawn Funeral Home of Orlando.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donation be made to the American