CRANE God called Edgar Mitchell Doshier home on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the age of 90. He was born near Wetumka, Oklahoma, on December 29, 1922, to parents Silas Price and Sarah Alabama (née Henderson) Doshier. He married Rosalie Villines on November 30, 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 782nd Battalion in the European Theater and also served during the Korean War. |
After WWII, he and Rosalie moved to Frederick, Oklahoma, where he was the Service Manager at Judd Lee Motor. After the Korean War, he worked for Gulf Oil Corporation at a gas plant in Crane, Texas, and he and Rosalie moved there in 1951.
While in Crane, they raised two children, and he was active as a Deacon, Elder, Treasurer and teacher in the Crane Christian Church. He was also a Mason. He served on the school board and coached little league baseball for 17 years.
He and Rosalie made their home in Albany, Texas, from 1980-2000. During that time, he was active in the Albany Church of Christ and the Noon Lions Club. He retired from Gulf in 1986, and they returned to Crane in 2000.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his siblings, his wife and one great-grandchild, Brooklyn Rae Doshier. He is survived by his son, Tim Doshier and wife Kathy of Kingwood, Texas; daughter, Beth Heath and husband Jimmy of Crane, Texas; six grandchildren – Jeff Sparks and wife Sheri of Charlotte, North Carolina, Annabeth Victorick and husband Mike of Kingwood, Texas, Sarah Hunsinger and husband James of Fate, Texas, Patrick Doshier of Houston, Texas, Tyler Heath of Midland, Texas, Christopher Doshier and wife Kathryn of Spring, Texas; and eleven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Patrick, Tyler and Christopher; grandsons-in-law, Mike Victorick and James Hunsinger; and nephew, Mark Villines.
Visitation will be held at Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home in Crane from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Funeral services will be held at Ekklesia of Crane at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2013.
Published in Odessa American on July 12, 2013