James "Kelly" Dozier
September 3, 1942 ~ May 17, 2019
James "Kelly" Dozier, 76, of Shipshewana, died on Friday, May 17,
at his residence. He was born on September 3, 1942, in Madison
County, MS, to James and Effie (Luke) Dozier. He met and married
Phyllis Miller in Elkhart on January 8, 1966. They were devoted to
each other for 52 years prior to her death on May 10, 2018.
Surviving are two daughters, Shari Yacks of Shipshewana, Brenda
Wade of SC; four grandchildren, Karen, Sydney, Rebecca and
Michael; sister, Dorothy Rushing of MS; three brothers, Leon
(Ellen) Dozier of IN, Kenneth Dozier of MS, Oscar (Beverly) Dozier
of MS. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two brothers,
Nelson and Charles Dozier and a grandson, Justin Woods. James
proudly served in the US Army in Vietnam from May 1966 -
November 1967 and was a member of the American Legion Post
210, Middlebury. Visitation will be from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on
Tuesday May 21, followed by a 1:00 pm funeral service at
Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Matt Wheeler of Sugar Grove
Church. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.
Memorials may be given to the American Legion Post 210,
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