America’s oldest World War II vet remembered as ‘a Texas legend’
AUSTIN, Texas — Richard Overton was buried in a field…
From the battlefield to the pulpit, Cecil Dotson has lived a full life since his 1914 birth in rural Ritchie County.…
Although he came to Parkersburg at a young age, after World War II he said he probably spent more time away from Parkersburg than he spent in Parkersburg. He said as a (preacher) in the Church of Christ he moved around to different congregations.
Today he is a member of North End Church of Christ in Parkersburg. Although he was never (a full-time pulpit minister) there, he has preached there over the years.
“I preached in many places and sometimes I would be gone as long as seven years with different congregations,” he said. “I served churches in West Virginia and Ohio and I preached single services at churches in other states. It was scattered.”
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