Major Tom DOZIER Sr.

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DOZIER, SR., Major Tom Age 81, died August 2, 2011. Survived by wife, Pauline; daughter, Jan (Dr. Randy) Ray, Tallahassee, FL; sons, Tom (Rita) Dozier, Jr. and Judge Steve (Lisa) Dozier; grandchildren, Nathan (Caroline) Ray, Matthew (Carly) Ray and Paul (Lindsey) Ray, Anna Lea (Wes Cothran) Dozier, Catherine Dozier, Olivia, Madeline and Phoebe Dozier; great grandson, Bradford Ray; brother, Don (Chris) Dozier and sister, Margaret D Beazley. After serving in the Army, Major Dozier started his career with the Metropolitan Police Department in 1953, and retired January 1, 2004 after 50 years of service. Duties on the police department included: Patrol, Motorcycle, Three wheel motorcycle, Police baseball coach, boxing team coach, Boys Camp, Bomb Squad, S.W.A.T., Fleet Management and Criminal Investigation. Most of his law enforcement career was spent at the Training Academy, where he served as Director for more than 10 years. Serving as Pallbearers will be his team at the Training Academy: Bob Allen, Ken Barnes, Randy Brock, Tim Durham, Mickey Garner, Richard Hillenbrand, John Hoffman, Mike Lee, Reed Majors, John Manning, Ken Pence, David Rueff and Phillip Sutton. Honorary Pallbearers: Nashville Chiefs of Police, Joe Casey, Bob Kirchner, Emmett Turner, Steve Anderson and members of the Metropolitan Police Department. Visitation will be held at Brentwood Baptist Church on 7777 Concord Road on Thursday, August 4th from 3:30 - 7 p.m., and Friday, August 5th from 1 - 2 p.m., with the service at 2 p.m. Burial service will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park on Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Williamson County Literacy Council, 129 West Fowlkes Street, Suite 143, Franklin, TN 37064; or the Fraternal Order of Police Youth Camp, 440 Welshwood Drive, Nashville, TN 37211.

Published in The Tennessean on Aug. 4, 2011
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