James Charles “Jamey” Dotts, 51

James Charles “Jamey” Dotts (1971-2023) passed away peacefully among family on January 12th. Jamey was a lifelong outdoorsman who loved riding his ATVs, snowmobiling and skiing. He enjoyed these activities often on trips with friends and his 18 year old daughter, Payton. Like his father and grandfathers, he was an avid hunter and fisherman. Jamey was also a bird enthusiast having spent hundreds of hours researching their behavior and migration patterns, and could identify many species by their sounds and calls. His bird feeders were always full.

Jamey graduated in 1989 from Spring Ford High School and received his BS degree from East Stroudsburg University. Jamey’s career in environmental science enabled him to pursue his passion for improving and sustaining the beauty of the great outdoors. He had an infectious chuckle and a dry sense of humor that always brought laughs to everyone around him.

Jamey was an extraordinary and loving son, brother, father, co-worker, and friend. He is survived by his daughter Payton and her mother Kristen Havrilak, his parents Katharine and David H. Smith, siblings Christine (Dotts) Prinzivalli, Melissa (Dotts) Culp, Bryan Smith, and Brandon Smith, and numerous brother/sister in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his father James C. Dotts as well as his maternal grandparents Charles W. Schubele Jr. and Katharine (Huber) Schubele, and paternal grandparents James A. Dotts and Gertude M. (Layton) Dotts.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 18th at Crossroads Presbyterian Church (10 W. Cherry Lane, Limerick PA). Visitation at 9:30 – 11:00am, Service at 11:00am, followed by a luncheon. All family and friends are welcome. In lieu of flowers or donations, please consider purchasing tree seedlings to be planted in Jamey’s memory at www.alivingtribute.org.

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I’m so sorry for your loss and even more sorry his life was cut short. My older sister passed in 2015 at 49 and I know how hard life can be and even harder to say Goodbye to a loved One. Jamey was my best friend, my inspiration and the brother I never had. We were inseparable for close to 25 years until he moved away and then continued going on adventures , just not everyday. The countless times we fished ,hunted, Hiked the Appalachian trail, skiing, snowmobiling, four wheeling , pumping iron , going to movies and the list goes on. I wouldn’t trade the times we had for anything. He had a beautiful soul , would do anything to help a person, yet still find Humor in the daily routine . He was a great Father and Great Friend . I’m having trouble with this and . I guess maybe there’s a little truth in the phrase that the Good die young . My sister also had a beautiful soul and I’m sure is with Jamey in Heaven , probably fishing in a golden pond . Until we meet again , we will miss you ….

~ Jason Trinley Linfield, Pa
2/18/2023 8:28:23 AM

I am so sorry to just have read Jamey passed away. We were introduced in Jr high and became good friends, we shared many days fishing. I will never forget his smile and his big heart of gold. My heart aches for all of you
Rest in peace my friend.

~ traci cappel
2/17/2023 12:02:35 AM

We are deeply sorry for your loss.

~ Barbara Stong
2/14/2023 5:10:11 PM

I was very fortunate to have Jayme in my second grade class. He had just moved to Spring-Ford and made friends very quickly. I was able to keep track of his later accomplishments through his mom, Kathy. I am sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts are with his family.

~ Barbara Nash
2/8/2023 9:53:09 PM

It was with great sadness that we heard of Jamey's passing. We have many fond memories of him and your family. Please accept our condolences and know that we are praying for your family. Nancy and Dennis Perna

~ Nancy Perna
1/26/2023 10:31:37 AM

My sincere condolences to the entire family at this time.

~ Bill Schmearer
1/25/2023 1:38:34 PM

Kristin, Payton and all of Jamey's family, many friends and colleagues, I have known Jamey for well over half of my 40+-year career in consulting. Quite simply, Jamey Dotts was the best at what he did, and at what we asked of him. He was solid, accountable, respected, and a fantastic problem solver, especially under duress. Jamey was the coolest cucumber when those around him were losing their … heads. He was responsible for overseeing construction on multi-million-dollar projects, and he made certain that the projects were completed within specifications (no corners cut) and most important, in the safest manner. Jamey was honest, loyal, and true to his convictions, particularly when it came to protecting the environment.

Jamey was a man of few words but spoke highly of Payton. I only wish that I would have had more conversations over the years with him. I will miss him immensely.

~ Steve Greer State College, PA
1/24/2023 8:36:35 AM