John Dorsett III

John Ezra Dorsett, III, 79, died Friday, July 10, 2020 at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis.

He was born on July 7, 1941, in Eureka, the son of John E., Jr., and Dorothy May (Smith) Dorsett. He graduated from Derby in 1959.

He was united in marriage to Patsy McNown.

They were married for 59 years.

He retired from USD 259 School Service Center in 2000 after 38 years. The family made their home in Newton in 2003.

He is survived by his wife, Pat; three sons, John E. Dorsett IV; Patrick Dorsett; and Thomas Dorsett; three grandsons; one step-grandson; and one step-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael; and two brothers, Clarence and Richard.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, August 7, at Greenwood Cemetery, in Eureka, with Pastor Ron Kite of the Salem United Methodist Church of Newton officiating.

Cremation has been effected. Masks should be worn, and social distancing observed.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Salem United Methodist Church. Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which is overseeing arrangements.

Condolences may be left for the family online, at

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