Wiliam Dozier



, 75, died at 6:50 a.m. March 2, 2006, at his residence, after a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

   He was born March 2, 1931, in Barbourville, Ky., to George and Cecil Hall Dozier, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 23, 1950, he m a r r i e d Thelma Mason, who survives.
   Mr. Dozier was retired from M & F Littleken Company, where he had been a construction worker and carpenter. He was a member of the Lima Missionary Baptist Church. He was a corporal in the Air Force during the Korean conflict, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Wichita Falls, Texas. He loved to fish and camp.
   Survivors also include seven children, William Gary Dozier, George (Lillie) Dozier, Timothy D. Dozier, and Cathy (Steve) Harris, all of Wichita Falls, Texas, Sherry (Richard) Welch of Bluffton, Mary L. Dahill of Terre Haute, Ind., and Vicki (Bob) Bigelow of Elida; 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.
   He was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Dozier; a grandson, Joseph William Dozier; and a great-granddaughter, Jasmine Dozier.
   Services will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at Lafayette Missionary Baptist Church. The Revs. Terry Brock and Ken Waldroup will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275.
   Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Siferd Funeral Home, Westwood Chapel.
   Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice, 770 W. North St., Lima, OH 45801.



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