William (Bill) Franklin Dotson, II, 76, of Boone, N.C., passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020.

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Dotson family.

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Bill wrote and produced the recording of the song of the Blowing Rock Centennial, "Blowing Rock, Crown of the Blue Ridge". The late publisher of The Blowing Rocket, Jerry Burns, commissioned the song, and it became the signature music I would play at any event where I saw Jerry. Thank you, Bill, for your Labor of Love, and your friendship.

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