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Fredrick Ray “Fred” Dorsey, 87

Fredrick Ray “Fred” Dorsey, 87

Fredrick Ray ""Fred" Dorsey, 87, of Hendersonville passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Hendersonville Health & Rehab in Flat Rock.

Born in Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Fredrick and Jessie Hensley Dorsey. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kristina Sturdivant, eight sisters and one brother.

Fred served three terms in the NC House of Representatives as well as past President of the NC Wildlife Federation and Hendersonville Crime Stoppers. He retired from General Electric. Fred was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a member of Fruitland United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School and was an active member of the choir.

Fred is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Suzanne Carmichael Dorsey; son, Robert Todd Dorsey of Hendersonville; daughter, Deborah Dorsey Wells of Kernersville; three grandchildren, Jennifer Dorsey, Carissa Graham and Robert M. Wells III; eight great-grandchildren, Kierra Hill, Kendall Williams, Kooper Sturdivant, Chase Graham, Collin Graham, Camden Wells, Dominic Wells and Robert M. Wells IV; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 4 pm Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Fruitland United Methodist Church with the Reverends Steve Jones and Jerry Warren officiating. Burial will follow at Fruitland Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday one hour prior to the service at the church.

To offer online condolences, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.