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Jimmie Roy Dozier
Jimmie Roy Dozier, beloved husband, father, grandfather, relative and friend, passed from this world into the presence of his Lord August 9th, 2019.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at the Faith Baptist Church in Quitman. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 PM on Monday, August 12 at the Lowe Funeral Home.
Jimmie Roy Dozier was born February 4th, 1941, the 1st of 3 children to Abner âCapâ Dozier and Elizabeth Hamilton Dozier on a cotton farm outside of Forney, Texas. He graduated from Forney High School in 1959 and enlisted in the Navy that summer. He served on the USS Sperry, a submarine tender. Jimmie separated from the service May 10th, 1963 with rank and grade of ET2 E-5.
Upon returning home to Forney, Jimmie enrolled at UT Arlington. There he met Faye Rhea Hollowell, and they became engaged in 1964 and married January 22nd, 1965. Jimmie graduated UTA in 1968 with a BSEE. He worked at E-systems Garland, and began work on a Masters in Electrical Engineering.
In 1971 Jimmie joined Wood County Electric Co-op and moved to Quitman. Jimmie and Faye's only child Douglas Roy Dozier was born November 12th, 1971.
In 1972, Jimmie purchased property and built a house for his small family. Exchanging a tie for bluejeans after work, he began developing a cattle farm that was home for the rest of his life. The family grew as Doug married and was blessed with a granddaughter, Hayley.
Jimmie retired from WCEC in 2003, as assistant co-op manager and head of Engineering Department after 31 active and productive years.
Jimmie also built an active Church life and served his community in many ways. Among other things, he was board member and board president for Quitman ISD. He served on Wood Co Farmers Coop's board and most recently was on the board for Texas Farm Bureau in Quitman.
Jimmie loved his Lord, his family, his community and his farm.
He enjoyed running, competing in 5 and 10K's, 2 marathons and a half-marathon. He loved travel with his family; enjoying many winter trips skiing while summer trips were often camping. He loved having family gatherings at the farm. He passed at home, on the farm he loved, peaceful in God's good grace.
Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents âCapâ Dozier and Elizabeth Dozier Brooks, brother David John Dozier, and sister Margaret Alice Dozier.
Jimmie is survived by his wife of 54 years, Faye Rhea Hollowell Dozier, son Douglas Roy Dozier and his wife Jenelle Vidaurri Dozier, granddaughter Hayley Cheyenne Dozier; and many other relatives and friends
Hello, neighbor, may God rest you and your families soul. You have been a great friend and long time neighbor. Bless your family with all my heart. Love, Amy Barry(Posch).
Amy Posch Aug 17 2019 12:00 AM
Dear Ms. Faye, I am so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. I will pray for you and your family. Sincerely; Tammy Purdy Wesley House Assisted Living
Tammy Purdy Aug 12 2019 12:00 AM
Faye, Doug and family, you are all in our prayers. Jim was a genuinely good man who made a lasting impact on the rural electric cooperative family in East Texas. I enjoyed working with Jim and learned so much from him both technically and as a role model.
Doug and Angie Turk Aug 12 2019 12:00 AM
Mr. and Mrs. Dozier are very special to me. They took an 18 year old kid, on the trip of a life time. I was fresh out of high school. They took me to Purgatory Colorado. I had never been out of the State of Texas. The beauty they introduced me to, is something that will remain with me forever. They were so kind, and made me feel very welcome. They taught me the love of the mountains, and John Denver. I will be forever grateful. Mrs. Dozier, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a special person.
Debbie George Deverell Aug 12 2019 12:00 AM
I had the great honor of working at WCEC with Jim as my boss. I have missed him since retirement and will greatly miss him in this life. Jim was the life of the party!
Jana Smith Aug 12 2019 12:00 AM
Jimmie was a gracious man. He helped us many times, taught us about cattle. He will be deeply missed. It was an honor to have known him. Blessing of Peace to Faye and family.
John and Joyce Bordas Aug 11 2019 12:00 AM
Donna and I are so sorry to here of Jim's passing. I had many an enjoyable conversation with Jim when he would bring his equipment in for repair. Rest in Peace my friend.
Dennis Echelberger Aug 11 2019 12:00 AM