Katie Dotson-Smith

January 21, 2020

A funeral service for Katie Dotson-Smith, age 29, of Tyler, is scheduled at 2 o’clock in the afternoon Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville.

Katie passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020 in Houston, Texas.

She was born September 4, 1990 in Tyler. She graduated from Rusk High School in 2009. She also graduated from Lon Morris College with her Associates Degree and her Bachelors in Psychology from UT Tyler. Katie worked at UT Tyler as an Academic Advisor.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Sean Smith of Tyler; father, Damon Dotson of Jacksonville; sister, Kassie Dotson and husband Nick Torres of Jacksonville and brother, Steven Dotson and wife Brandi of Tyler. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Elyssia Dotson Bailey Dotson, Liam Dotson, Oliver Torres and Bennett Torres.

Visitation will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 and friends are cordially invited to visit with Katie’s family from 6 to 8 o’clock in the evening at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

Pallbearers will be Andy Dotson, Cavin Dotson, Austin Adison, Nick Torres and James Wright.

Memorials may be made to Texas Children’s Hospital- Lung Transplant Center, 6621 Fannin St., Houston, Texas 77030 or texaschildrens.org.