As noted, former WWE Head of Security Jim Dotson passed away on December 10th at the age of 49. The reason for his death is not known at this time, but he passed away suddenly after battling health issues for many years.
WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley posted this entry on his Facebook page to remember Dotson:
RIP JIM DOTSON
I was very sorry to hear of the passing of former head of WWE security, Jim Dotson, at the age of 49. If there was a wild moment in WWE in the late 90’s, Jim was likely to be keeping a watchful eye on the proceedings; tough to miss, with that massive physique and ever-present leather cap. There was even a joke among the wrestlers – about a guy watching a Stone Cold Steve Austin match, and saying “hey, who’s the bald guy hanging out with Jim Dotson?”
He was a good guy, who took great pride in his job. I always felt safe around Jim Dotson.
Here is his obituary, as listed by Medina Funeral Home in Medina, Tennessee.
James Mitchell Dotson age 49 of Nashville, TN. departed this life suddenly December 10, 2015 at his home. He was a member of the Church of Christ, a graduate of Goodpasture Christian School and Middle Tennessee State University. He made a living as a professional athlete, working as the Security Director with the WWE for many years.
Jim was preceded in death by his father H. Jack Dotson.
He is survived by his mother; Patsy Byrd Dotson, brother Jack Dotson (Carol), sister Janet Dotson Blankman, (Steve), nephews Jacob Dotson, Mitchell Blankman, John Dotson, (Amanda), Jay Blankman, (LeAnn).
Memorial services will be conducted 2 pm Thursday December 17, 2015 from the Madison Church of Christ with Rev. Nathan Washburn officiating, Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Visitation is 12 – 2 pm Thursday prior to the service.
A fund has been established to help pay for his funeral expenses.