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Kevin William Dorsey


Kevin William Dorsey, 55, of Boyds, MD, passed away in his home on September 6, 2022.

He was the loving husband of Dawn Marie Dorsey for 34 years.

Born on February 28, 1967 in Maryland, Kevin was the son of Larry Dorsey and the late JoAnn (Magaha) Dorsey.


Kevin was many things to those who knew him. To some, he was a coach. To others, he was a U.S. Army Veteran, a business owner, a jokester, a hunter. The list could go on infinitely. But, to all that had the pleasure of meeting him, he was a good friend, a mentor and a role model. He was truly an altruistic man. In health and in sickness he never wavered in his commitment to family, friends and community. He always preached hard work and perseverance, and during his 8 year battle with ALS he showed everyone exactly what it meant to work hard, and to be a fighter. He was a one-of-a-kind, inspirational,  honest, hard-working, fun-loving man who will be missed by all; the type of person who made everyone and everything around him better. 


Surviving besides his wife are his children; Samantha Jo Wrathall, husband, Michael, Cody William Dorsey, wife, Lauren, Jessica Anne Dorsey, boyfriend, Nick Katsikas, two sisters; Karri Morningstar, husband, Patrick, and Susan Frances, husband, David, two brothers; Keith Dorsey, wife, Krista and Kris Dorsey, wife Karen, two grandchildren; Annabelle Gail Wrathall and Georgios William Katsikas and  seven nieces and nephews, Kyle Morningstar, Kaysie Steele, Lexi Dorsey, Sydney Francis, Katelyn, Kristina and Kolton Dorsey.The Dorsey Family, including Kevin, would like to thank the dozens if not the hundreds of family, friends and the entire town of Poolesville, that have given our family their love and support over the last 8 years. 

A celebration of life will be held on October 15th at 21325 Beallsville Rd. Dickerson MD 20842.  Drop in times are 1pm - 3pm with a short service at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Warrior Canine Connection, 14934 Schaeffer Rd, Boyds, MD 20841.


Please dress comfortably. Kevin chose this location. It's a hay field! It's ok to bring a miniature Crown Royal... if you know you know! 



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From:  Earls of Kent Band

Miss Dawn, On behalf of our entire band we wanted to send our condolences and prayers to you and all the Dorsey family and friends. It was a great honor for us to perform our music for Kevin and all his family and friends many years on the farm. He gave so much to others in his short life and we were honored to give back when ever called upon. He will be missed but never forgotten! Life is about the memories we leave and he left so many good ones for so many people. RIP Kevin Dorsey

From:  Evelyn Appleby

Miss Dawn Terry and my prayers Are for you and your family, Kevin was really a great guy to have known him was a pleasure

From:  Craig F Dove

 I send my condolences to your wife and your family and Kevin sorry I didn’t know that you have gone but I know that you have gone to a better place and God will be with you and God has bless you and I am very sorry to know that you’re gone but you’re in a better place I’m sorry that I didn’t see you for many years. Craig F Dove

From:   James Hilliker

Miss Dawn, my condolences to your family. I had the pleasure of serving with Kevin in Germany at C-55. He was quite the hell raiser and a lot of fun to be around. He's one soldier I'll never forget. It was an honor to have served with and known him. And to you Kevin, rest easy Brother, you fought the good fight, now rest in God's arms.Until we meet again. God Bless and keep the Dorsey Family.

From:   Chuck and Kris Wade

Emerson said "Life is not measured by its length, but by its depth." Kevin was a fine, decent, hardworking man. Our deepest condolences and love to the entire Dorsey family.

From:  Earl Staley Jr./ Candi Weddle

Such a wonderful friend that will be missed by many Sending prayers and love to Kevin’s family


To the Dorsey family: My prayers, cares & thoughts go out to each & everyone of you. Kevin's Mother was in my graduation class & I'd known her since Elementary days. DAVID SEYMOUR, U.S. NAVY RET PHS CLASS OF 1964 POOLESVILLE: 1948-1964.

From: Justin Budd

Everything I ever worked for was because of the lessons you taught me. You were my dad away from home. The man with all the answers. If there was a picture in the dictionary of “Leader” or “Hard work” it would be your headshot. All I ever wanted was to make you proud and I’ll never forget the first time you said you were. You didn’t expect us to win, or to perform perfectly. You only ever expected us not to quit. I still remember when it first clicked. We were doing buddy drags across the mat and I got stuck with Kyle Wilkins. He was 250 pounds and I was 165. My legs kept giving out pulling him and I kept dropping. You stood over me and yelled at me to get up. I tried to say I couldn’t but you just weren’t having it lol. I got mad and found the strength to get up and drag him. I dropped two or 3 more times but I KEPT getting up. Until I reached the finish. You looked at me as I laid there, never as tired or burned out muscularly in my life and you said “NEVER stop fighting” “Never STOP fighting” “Never Stop FIGHTING”. It clicked. You can’t kill a man who won’t go down. And from that point on every practice, every match, every hard ship I faced. I faced with relentless pursuit. I find a way to win no matter what it is, a wrestling match, an exam, a job an mma fight. I relentlessly find a way to win. You helped mold me into the man I am today. You lead our team to titles and trophy’s, you lead us individually to championships and tournaments. We followed your guidance and before we became the technical beasts that we did with the help of Tim Tao we were WELL known as the toughest team in Maryland, because we NEVER gave up. You might beat us but you will hope you never had to wrestle us again. I wish you could see the success I have coming. I know you are looking after me. I’m dedicating my next fight to you October 8th. Rest in Power coach Dorsey.

From: Don Rondeau

It’s very difficult to find a man who can lead through adversity these days. Almost impossible to find a man capable of instilling a sense of valor, honor and determination into today’s youth… Coach Kevin Dorsey was such a man. Well done sir. Thank you.

From: Daniel Yates

Sorry for your loss! Kevin was always a strong independent individual! He could be depended on,regardless of the consequences! He was a memorable student in my class! May he Rest In Peace!

From: Kerry Hobbs

There are no words worthy of Kevin that I can put together. Dawn, you are a hero. To the entire Dorsey family, my heart breaks for you. He will be sorely missed, but always greatly remembered.

From: Sherry Huff

My condolences to you and the family. Kevin was a great person I went to school with him. R.I.P. Kevin

From: Lorene Sutphin

Praying for your family. Although I didn't know Kevin personally my late husband Mike Sutphin spoke fondly of him.

From: Frank and Betsy Casaleno

Our condolences to the family. What a wonderful man Kevin was.

From: Susan Bierly

What an amazing fighter Kevin was. I was always in awe of him and your family. May he rest in peace and continue to watch over his blessed family. God bless!!!

From: Patti (Howard) Walker

Dawn, you’re a warrior. I don’t know if Kevin brought that out of you, or if you brought it out of him. But your chemistry was amazing. Kevin was loved by many and will be missed enormously. BTW, I know….but I never liked Crown. Can I bring Budweiser instead?

From: The Hilton Family

We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.