Francis B. Dorsey

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  • "Very Sorry to hear about sudden demises of Mr. Francis. At..."
    - Satish Patel
  • "Shirl, I am very sorry to hear that your father has passed..."
    - Jason Leister
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  • "May God comfort the family during this time of bereavement."
    - Trixie Gregory
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    - Dale Evans
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Francis B. "Sam" Dorsey, 72, of 2090 Loblolly Street, Orangeburg, South Carolina, and formerly of New Windsor, Maryland, departed this life suddenly on March 22, 2018. Francis was born on March 27, 1945, in New Windsor, Maryland, to the late Robert F. Dorsey and Bertie Dorsey Wilson. He was a member of Strawbridge United Methodist Church as a child and later returned to Strawbridge after relocating from a 10-year stay in New York. He was a church Trustee, Treasurer, and Finance Chair. He enjoyed singing with the men's group, the Soul Pleasers. When asked one time how well the Soul Pleasers sang, his response was jokingly that the group sang so hard that "they had to call in four fire trucks in order to put out the fire". Francis graduated from Robert Moton High School, Westminster, Maryland, in 1962. He was very fond of his many friendships with his classmates and enjoyed spending time with them throughout the years. Upon graduating from Robert Moton High School, Francis ventured to the big city of New York where he met and married the love of his life, Dorothy. From this union a daughter, Shirl, was born. Francis loved encouraging his daughter, Shirl, in her track and basketball pursuits, Marching Band, and Chorus. He was Shirl's number one fan and head coach. He was active with the Westminster High School Athletic Boosters. He continued this love of encouraging Shirl into her college years when he and Dorothy became the team parents for George Mason's track team. Francis and Dorothy never missed a meet or a game from Shirl's high school through college years. There was no sacrifice too great to ensure Shirl's success in life. Another of Francis' love was the joy he gained when working with his brother, Nelson, on real estate ventures. Francis also had a special passion for cooking. He could grill, fry, bake, roast, or smoke different meats and steam crabs all at the same time. He owned just about every type of grilling and cooking equipment known to mankind. After relocating to Orangeburg, South Carolina, Francis became an active member of the Ole Timers & Friends Organization, a group known for its service to the community. He was proud to participate in their "Feed the Hungry" program. Francis had a strong work ethic. He worked at Medford/Genstar Quarry; Carroll County Public School system as a custodian; Baugher's Restaurant as a short order cook; Good Year; and at his famous place of all times, Wal-Mart. He worked at Wal-Mart for 19 years and 7 months. To many of his family members and friends he was known as "Mr. Wal-Mart." Francis was preceded in death by brothers: Lawrence, George, Raymond, William, and Richard; sisters: Naomi Lee, Ruth Etta Mitchell, and Gwendolyn Dorm. Francis leaves to cherish his memory a devoted wife of 50 years 11 months, Dorothy; a daughter, Shirl E. Greene (Michael); a sister, Mary Carter; five brothers: Kenneth (Bertha), Leon (Elise), John, James (Martha), and Nelson (Patricia); sisters-in-law: Elaine (George) Sellers, Josephine Dorsey, Sandra Dorsey; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.; with the funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Strawbridge United Methodist Church, 1601 MD-31, (corner of MD 31 and Wakefield Valley Road) New Windsor, MD 21776; Ambassador Blango Ross, officiating. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, 2724 Liberty Road, Sykesville, MD 21784. Service and arrangements provided by Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.prittsfuneralhome.com.



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Pritts Funeral Home
412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
410-848-7533
Published in Carroll County Times on Mar. 28, 2018
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