Thomas Anthony Dorsey

April 15, 1940 - April 9, 2013
Thomas Anthony Dorsey

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Thomas A. Dorsey, 72, a resident of Colonial Heritage in James City County, a devoted husband, father, brother and friend, joined his parents, Bob and Mary Eileen Dorsey in Heaven on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 after a long battle with health issues.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Judy Rice Dorsey; daughter, Holly Orefice (Frank) of Manassas, Va.; son, Air Force Lt. Col. (P) Brent Dorsey (Susie) of Warner Robins, Ga.; three sisters, Dianne Holy, (Keith) of Kansas City, KA., Jeri Jamison, (Kent) of Portland, OR., Eileen Mandel (Allan), of Norfolk, VA.; and two brothers, Jack Dorsey (Lee) of Norfolk and Mike Dorsey (Lori) of Ashburn, VA and five grandchildren.

Tom, for years, owned and operated an independent insurance agency in Northern Virginia before moving to Williamsburg eight years ago to begin enjoying retirement. He served in the Virginia Army National Guard, attended George Mason University and George Washington University, was past director of Northern Virginia Association of Life Underwriters, member of Washington Leaders Club, member of D.C. Life Underwriters Association, member Annandale Chamber of Commerce, Annandale Rotary Club, Alexandria Toastmasters, American Legion Post 1976, manager Annandale/Springfield Little League and Babe Ruth League, and president Pinecrest Heights Community Association.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Thomas A. Dorsey to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or

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  • April 15, 2013
    The Brian Valley & Kari Jamison Valley Family says:
    Aunt Judy, Holly, & Brent, I pray that you feel comforted by the warmth of God's loving care during this sorrowful time of great loss. I will forever remember Uncle Tom's priceless gift of fantastic storytelling and colorful charm. As a young girl I knew him to be the life of the party with the grown-ups, while always maintaining his dignity and respect as a father and uncle. This fusion of spiritual gifts leaves a significant void in the land of remarkable uncles. May you feel my love and find strength knowing that Uncle Tom's memory will live in me for the rest of my days. All my love, Kari Jamison Valley & Family

  • April 15, 2013
    Anne and Hank Denning says:
    Dear Judy: We were so saddened to hear of Tom's passing. We all had such fun with Tom solving CH problems over many bottles of wine! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Tom's loved ones. We shall keep you all in our prayers. Love Anne and Hank

  • April 14, 2013
    Maddy Gay Smith-Mitchem says:
    I remember Tom as the sweet side of Uncle Bob. He was so tall and handsome and kind. I am sad for your loss. Tom leaves a wonderful legacy of wonderful children, gradchildren, a loving wofe , and great brothers and sisters.

  • April 12, 2013
    Mike & Lori Dorsey says:
    Judy, You will always be in our hearts and prayers, as will Tom. He's watching over us; will guide us, and he will always be with you. You will always feel his presence. All of our Love, Mike & Lorie

  • April 16, 2013
    robby swicegood says:
    Judy, We are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing, may you find comfort in knowing others share your sorrow. Sincerely, Robby and Ron Swicegood