Update: Mr. Dortch passed away on Wednesday with trumpeteer Mike Phillips serenaded him at his bedside, Kiss 104.1 radio talk show Frank Ski said during a tribute this morning (Feb. 16) on the show.
Ski said that Phillips was one of Mr. Dortch’s favorite musicians. He said Mr. Dortch looked up as Phillips played the trumpet and then closed his eyes and passed away.
Ski remembered Mr. Dortch as a community champion who mentored many business people one-on-one, encouraging and showing them how to change policy to be more successful during the 50 years that Mr. Dortch worked and made his life in Atlanta. On Common Ground News(ocgnews.com) publisher Glenn L. Morgan was one of those business people.
“We had launched our newspaper. We met him at an event and asked if would meet with us. I was surprised that he gave me his number without any hesitation and set up an appointment,” Morgan said. “He was very down to earth and extremely helpful. He is a giant who will definitely be missed. Rest well, Tommy. Thank you for all you did.”
Mr. Dortch mentored and impacted tens of thousands of young people through the 100 Black Men of America, a nonprofit where he served as chairman of the board.
On Common Ground News thanks Frank Ski for his special tribute honoring Thomas W. “Tommy” Dortch, Jr.
Link to full story: https://ocgnews.com/atlanta-trailblazer-thomas-w-dortch…/