Sammy Joe Dozier

Published 1:43 pm Friday, September 22, 2023

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Sammy Joe Dozier, age 90, of the Dozier and Rose Hill communities, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023.

Sammy Joe Dozier

Visitation will be on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Foreman’s Funeral Home in Andalusia. Additional visitation will be one hour prior to funeral services at Mt. Gilead.

Funeral services will be held for Mr. Dozier Sunday, Sept. 24, 2 p.m., at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church with Brother Eugene Meadows officiating with interment to follow in the church cemetery.
Mr. Dozier was a United States Air Force Retiree, a Korean War veteran, and a 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 prevented it.

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, Georgia; seven grandchildren, Jeremy (Tina) Moore, of Fort Hood, Texas; Sam Moore of Rose Hill; 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 will be 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.