Leon C. Dorsey, Jr., 82, of Wilmington, Delaware, went to be with the Lord January 12, 2019 after a long illness. He was born October 5, 1936 in Wilmington, Delaware, the son of the late Joanna and Leon Dorsey. He was the oldest of three siblings.
On June 1, 1964, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Janet West who survives.
He graduated from Howard High School and served in the U.S. Air Force in the 1960s. After his discharge, he was employed by Chrysler and retired after 35 years in 1998.
He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.
Mr. Dorsey enjoyed chess, crossword puzzles and was an avid college and professional football and basketball fan. He also had an eclectic taste in music and would blast it all over the house. One song might be from Aretha Franklin’s gospel album and the next would be Neil Diamond! After retirement Mr. Dorsey wanted to keep busy so he began working as a driver for disabled children and as a Wal-Mart greeter. He talked about these two part-time jobs more than he ever discussed his role at Chrysler. These positions made him feel that he was making a positive impact on others.
Mr. Dorsey is survived by his daughter and son-in law, Barbara (Edward) Hendricks of Seaford, Delaware; daughter, Valerie Dorsey; son, Wyndell Dorsey; daughter, Joanna Hopkins, of Wilmington, Delaware. He is also survived by two siblings; Ernestine Watts of Wilmington, Delaware and John W. Dorsey (Morean) of Neptune, NJ, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
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