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Joe L. Dozier

March 2, 1963 ~ February 28, 2020 (age 56)


Joe L. Dozier, 56, of Taylorville, passed away at 7:22 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020 at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL.

Joe was born March 2, 1963 in Taylorville, the son of Bernard and Ruth (Guthrie) Dozier.  He married Dorinda J. Hall on May 18, 2001 in South Carolina.

Joe graduated from Morrisonville High School, and went on receive certifications as a diesel mechanic and electrician.  He was currently employed by Fitzgerald, where he was a forklift technician and mechanic.  Joe loved camping, fishing, wood working, and listening to the blues.  In his younger years, he loved to ride his Harley Davidson.

Joe is survived by his wife, Dorinda J. Dozier of Taylorville; daughter, Jinnie (fiancé, Joseph Wietekamp) Ethridge of Taylorville; son, Travis Ethridge of Taylorville; grandchildren, Dakota Hudson and Ryann Ethridge, both of Taylorville; mother, Ruth Dozier of Springfield; father, Bernard (wife, Thelma) Dozier of Springfield; brother, Jason (wife, Barb) Dozier of Chatham; niece, Elsie Dozier of Chatham; uncle, Duane Dozier of Taylorville; and several cousins.

Graveside Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville with Rev. Chad Foster officiating.  A celebration of Joe's life and luncheon will be held at a later date. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Midstate Chapter A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois, Inc. PO Box 531, Taylorville, IL 62568.

The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568 with ceremonies.

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Funeral Service


Graveside Ceremony
March 21, 2020

11:00 AM
Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville

Celebration of Life at a later date

V.F.W. Post #4495
515 N. West Ave.
Taylorville, IL 62568


Midstate Chapter A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois, Inc.
PO Box 531, Taylorville IL 62568

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