CHAMPION -- Silas A. Dozier Sr., 81, passed away Wednesday morning, April 5, 2017, at his home.
Silas was born June 10, 1935, in Harland, KY., a son of the late Cecil and Edith Gross Dozier. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and worked at the Chrysler Corporation until he retired in 1993.
In his earlier years, he enjoyed playing horseshoes and bowling in leagues with his wife in Tennessee. He enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, cutting grass, fishing and hunting rabbits and squirrels. He also loved to participate in old car shows.
He will be deeply missed by his children, Deborah Jean (Marty) Kordiank of Kent and Silas A. (Marge) Dozier Jr. of Champion; three grandchildren, Robert S. Reynolds, Joseph G. Dozier and Jeffrey R. (Tara Vankanegan) Dozier; and five great-grandchildren, Peyton Sue Dozier, Grace Ann Reynolds, Everlie Jo Dean Reynolds, Noah James Amato "Mr Football" and Ethen Lee Amato; and two sisters, Wanda Crider of Kent and Glenna Kay Byers of Kentucky.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Phyllis Thomas Dozier, whom he married Feb. 17, 1957, and passed away on February 25, 2013; and his brothers and sisters.
Memorial services for Silas will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive NE, Warren OH 44483. Friends and family may visit one hour prior to the services. Interment will take place at Champion Township Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest next to his wife.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley in Silas's memory.
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com