Richard Noel Dozier

Published 7:12 pm Monday, November 15, 2021

Mr. Richard Noel Dozier, 93, a resident of Burlington, North Carolina and formerly of Dozier, Alabama, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021. Funeral services for Mr. Dozier were held at 11 AM on Wednesday, November 17th, from the Chapel of Turners Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene Meadows officiating. Interment followed in Zion Cemetery with Turners Funeral Home of Luverne directing. 

Mr. Dozier proudly served his country first with the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and then with the Alabama Air National Guard as a firefighter. He retired after 27 years with the rank of Master Sergeant. He was known far and wide for his marvelous sense of humor, always being able to elicit a smile or laugh from anyone. He was also famous for his delicious chicken and dumplings, a deceptively difficult dish to make. Above all, he was a devoted husband, Daddy, Granddaddy, and “PawPaw” who loved his family more than anything on this earth. He was generous with both his family and friends, making him a beloved  part of all of their lives. Words cannot properly express how much he will be missed by all those who knew and loved him, but they will treasure all of the wonderful memories they made over a lifetime. 

Mr. Dozier was preceded in death by his grandson, Daniel Dozier; parents, R. Walter & Lucille Pendry Dozier; and siblings, Lt. Col. Erma J. Dozier, Byron Dozier, Tommie Dozier, and Reginald Dozier. 

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He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Irma Harper Dozier; their children, Richard (Toni) Dozier, Byron (Charlene) Dozier, Linda (Steve Miller) Dozier, and Allison (William) Riley; grandchildren, Phillip (Kim) Dozier, Loren (Cayle) Maxwell, Adam (Tiffany) Dozier, Nicholas (Layla) Dozier, Brandon (Abbey) Dozier, Kristen (Robert) Van Giesen, Timothy (Christy) Johnson, Crystal Johnson, Sarah (Connor) Rebusmen, Brian Fountain, Maris (Chris) Stewart, Aaron Fountain; sixteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and brothers, Sam (Mary Jo) Dozier and Addison Dozier. 

Active pallbearers were Phillip Dozier, Adam Dozier, Nicholas Dozier, Brandon Dozier, Timothy Johnson, Brian Fountain, Aaron Fountain, and Alexander Johnson.