Obituary-Sammy Joe Dozier

Published 5:32 pm Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Staff Reports

Sammy Joe Dozier, Age 90, of the Dozier and Rose Hill communities, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept.23, at Foreman’s Funeral Home in
Andalusia. Additional visitation was held one hour prior to funeral services at Mt. Gilead.
Funeral services were held for Mr. Dozier at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 at Mt. Gilead Baptist
Church with Brother Eugene Meadows officiating and interment following in the church cemetery.

Mr. Dozier was a United States Air Force Retiree, a Korean War veteran, and Civil Service retiree. He was a former DJ at WOPP, WAAO, and manager at WAMI radio stations. Sam loved his country and served with great pride. He was ordained as a Deacon at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, and actively served until health concerns prevented it.

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He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Jo, of Rose Hill; one son, Grant Dozier, three daughters, Hannah (Tom) Moore of Rose Hill; Sallie Dozier, of Dothan; and Ann Dozier, of Canton GA; seven grandchildren, Jeremy (Tina) Moore, of Fort Hood, TX; Sam Moore of Rose HillL; Julie Moore, of Andalusia; Ashley (Calen) Denmark of Cochran, Georgia; Courtney (Michael) Lechner of Evans, Georgia; Autumn (Rachael) Trammell of Andalusia; and Bronwyn (Tristan) Petrey, of Andalusia; and seven great-grandchildren; one brother Addison M. Dozier, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Walter Dozier, and mother, Lucille Pendry; a sister, Erma J. Dozier, and brothers, Tommy Dozier, Reginald Dozier, Byron Dozier, and Noel Dozier.
Pallbearers were Tim Grimes, Wyatt Sasser, Jeff Bailey, Donnie Tillman, David Barton, and Gary Moore.
Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church building fund in memory of Sammy J. Dozier.