Charles Raymond Dozier, Jr. passed away peacefully on March 1, 2021. He was born on Saturday, January 13, 1951 in Borger, TX to Charles and Bobbie Dozier. He grew up in Pasadena, TX alongside his older sisters Charolette and Patricia.
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Charles served in the United States Navy for four years (December 3, 1973 through December 2, 1977). He was a crew chief and flew search and rescue on a Bell 212 helicopter in Yosemite Park for the duration of his military career. He received a National Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal, which were amazing achievements. He proudly wore his Navy Veteran ball caps everywhere he went and would always thank a fellow veteran for their service when their paths crossed.
Charles (aka “Pops”) was very much a family man. Together with Carmen Dozier, he raised 4 children, Larry “Dennis” Wayne, Tracy Kay, Shannon Marie and Kasey Nicole.
Charles retired from Dow Chemical in 2002 and spent the last eight years residing with his daughter Tracy, son-in-law Waylon and granddaughter, Reese. They were a very close knit family and truly enjoyed spending as much time together as they could. One of his favorite past times was driving out to the San Jacinto Monument and watch the ships go by for hours with Reese.
Charles never met a stranger and as known to make people smile by handing out cinnamon candy to anyone he met. “Here is something to spice up your day” or “Have a sweet day”, he would say. His thoughtfulness and generosity was endless and it made an impact on everyone around him.
Charles was what you would call a gun enthusiast! He attended every Gun Show he could at the Pasadena Convention Center and even built several himself. He also loved taking relaxing rides on his motorcycle any time he got the chance.
He is survived by his children, Tracy Ramos (husband Waylon), Larry “Dennis” Wayne Dozier, Shannon Personett (husband Erik), Kasey Dozier, his sister, Charolette Lester (husband Kenneth), two granddaughters, two grandsons, five great grandkids, many nieces, nephews and great nephews, not to mention many, many friends he considered his extended family.
He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Raymond Dozier, his mother, Bobbie Jean Dozier and his sister, Patricia Ann Dozier.