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Virgil Kenneth DorsettPassing: January 27, 2012


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday,Jan.31,2012, 11:00 am


Chastain Funeral Home

Monday,Jan.30,2012, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday,Jan.31,2012, 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Mitchell Cemetery


MITCHELL Virgil Kenneth Dorsett, 83, passed away at 7:00 a.m. Friday, January 27, 2012, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born March 9, 1928, in French Lick, he was the son of John David and Mahala Jane (Hopper) Dorsett.

He retired from Lehigh Cement Company and was a farmer. Kenny had been a member of the Mitchell Lions Club and was a member of Woodville Baptist Church.

Surviving: son,
Stephen (Teri) Dorsett, Mitchell
Matthew Dorsett and Katie Kinder
great grandson, Drew Kinder
mother of his children,
Vera Slaten, Mitchell
John Dorsett, Bloomington
Eunice Weidman, Columbus
Mary Lou Clements, Martinsville
step sister, Phyllis Drummond

His parents; son, Dennis Dorsett; brothers, Harry, Louis “Pat”, George, Glenn, Charles, and Howard David Dorsett; and sister, Lula Weidman, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 31, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Monday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Mitchell Community Schools Scholarship Foundation or Woodville Baptist Church.

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8 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Ruthanne & Danny Blackwell | Bedford, IN
    Date: February 2, 2012
    Steve/Vera, we were so sorry to learn about your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. May God Bless you and yours.
  2. Guest: Jeremy & Teresa Ashabraner | Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 30, 2012
    Letting you know that our thoughts & prayers are with you in this difficult time. He will be missed.
  3. Guest: Sharon Simons | Jasper, IN
    Date: January 28, 2012
    I am sorry for your loss. It is never easy. I am praying for your family. I hope you know how much you are loved.
  4. Guest: deb little | bedford, IN
    Date: January 28, 2012
    To the family: Fond memories and stories held dear through a lifetime, told and retold at our dinner table. My dad spoke highly of his friend, Kenny Dorsett. Sending heartfelt condolences to you and yours. The Cecil H. Little family
  5. Guest: Charlene Graves | Orleans, IN
    Date: January 28, 2012
    Dear Steve and Matt, Don't know if you would remember me but I met you guys down at the river. We had a place down at the end of the lane. Anyway, we loved you dad so much. I got sick several years ago and lost touch with him and sure wished a lot of time I could get out and visit him. He was such a good man and he always ready to help someone else. At the river, him and I would work on anything to keep ourselves busy. We rebuilt lawn chairs to building picnic tables. Miss those day so much. My prayers are with all of you.
  6. Guest: Jacque & John | Romeo, MI
    Date: January 28, 2012
    Steve and Terri sorry to her about your loss. I'll always remember him taking us geode hunting. good memories!!
  7. Guest: Tami cole | Mitchell, LA
    Date: January 28, 2012
    So sorry for your loss, remember all the good memories that you have had with your dad. You and your family are in out thougts and prayers. Love you!
  8. Guest: Penny Connerley Wicks | cooper, TX
    Date: January 27, 2012
    Steve, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I really liked Kenny a lot. Mom and the rest of the Connerley/Wicks family sends their condolences. We are a family that is really getting smaller. Keep in touch. Penny