William H. Dozier, 71, of Chatham, died at his residence at 1:15 am, Thursday, February 10, 2011. He was born November 17, 1939 to Benjamin Franklin and Florence Patton Dozier. He married Kathryn A. Willbanks on December 15, 1963, and she survives him. Also surviving are one daughter Natalie (Randy) Hadley of Springfield; three grandchildren, Joshua, Shelby and Abby Scott all of Springfield; one sister, Alice (Ralph) Darr of Kent, Ohio; two brothers Charles (Elsie) Dozier of Orlando, FL and David (Ann) Dozier of St. Charles, MO and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Robert Dozier.
William was a resident of Chatham since 1966. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving from 1963-1965. He was a member of Chatham Baptist Church and retired in 1992 from IBM as a Customer Engineer.
Visitation: 5-7 pm, Monday, February 14, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home, with a Masonic Service at 6 pm.
Funeral Service: 11 am, Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Chatham Baptist Church in Chatham, Illinois, with Pastor Milton Bost officiating. Burial will be at Chatham Cemetery where the U.S. Army will conduct Military Honors.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Chatham Baptist Church
Masonic Service at 6 pm