Jerry Dossie (JD)|
Jerry (JD) Dossie, formerly of Akron, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Detroit after an extended illness.
JD was born Nov. 7, 1936 to the late Anise and Willie Mae Dossie in Midway, Ala. He attended Akron Public Schools before joining the Army during the Korean War, where he received an honorable discharge.
JD was preceded in death by his parents; special aunt, Charlie Mae Person; brothers, Morris Edward Dossie and Keith A. Person. He is survived by loving wife and caregiver of 46 years, Roxanna; sons, Jerry Muhammad (Jeanette) Dossie, Melvin (Felicia) Dossie, Craig Johnson, Darryl Johnson; daughters, Brenda Dossie (Scott) and Yvette Dubois; special granddaughter, Andrea Turner; brothers, Barnett (Charlene) Dossie, Russell (Susan) Dossie, James E. Green, Adolph (Debbie), Vernon (Debbie), and Kennedy Person; only sister, Lavonne Person; and special uncle, Donell Person.
Calling hours 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013 at the O.H. Pye III Funeral Home (313-838-9770). Service to be held at the funeral home Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. Visitation with family will be 12 p.m. until time of service. Condolences may be sent to 982 Oakland Ave., Akron, OH 44310 or 492 Whitney Ave., Akron, OH 44306
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from May 8 to May 9, 2013