My husband is trying to find a high school buddy that he hasn't seen since the early 1970's. His name is Robert Sumy Dotson. He spent his early childhood around Chicago and moved to Decatur in about his Sophmore year of high school. We last heard from him in 1975 or 76 when he was getting married in a Chicago suburb. Robert's dad's name is Ferrell Quinton Dotson.
We have found a Robert Dotson in the SS Death Index who was born in 1951 (the right time period) and died in 1977, last benefit sent to Chicago. We don't know if this is the same guy though.
Any information would be greatly appreciated. Every time the guys get together they talk about Dotson and wonder where he is.