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DOSS Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com United States Naval Commander Alphonso Mortimer Doss died on February 12, 2014. Memories will be cherished by his wife of over 22 years; one child, Alexis Doss of Jacksonville; a father, Thomas Allen of Madison, MS; a Mother-In-Law, Shirley Hunter of Ruleville, MS; a Father-In-Law, Robert Hunter of Ruleville, MS; three brothers, Martinez Edwards of St. Louis, MO, Markol Allen of Savannah, GA, Rachmon Allen of Smyrna, GA; a brother-in law, Anthony Hunter of Memphis, TN; a sister-in-law, Tiffany Amos of Atlanta, GA; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, friends and shipmates. A viewing will be held at FRASER FUNERAL HOME 8168 Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville, FL. (904) 781-4314 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm on Thursday, February 20, 2014. The funeral will take place promptly at 2:30 p.m. on the same day at the Jacksonville National Cemetery 4083 Lannie Rd. Jacksonville, FL., with the burial immediately following.



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Published in Florida Times-Union on Feb. 19, 2014.
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February 28, 2021
Al,
...i miss my friend
Yolanda Parnther
Coworker
February 27, 2021
I am so very very sorry what happened to you....my prayers are with you and your family...you will never be forgotten
Vera Decker
April 25, 2020
AL THIS IS YOUR DAD,SON I MISS U SO VERY MUCH EACH DAY,U AND I TALKED THREE WEEKS BEFORE U WERE MURDERED,WE TALKED ABOUT HOW WE WERE GOING TO CATCH UP ON TIME, SINSE WE HAD NOT SEEN EACH OTHER IN A WHILE.SON I NEVER KNEW PAIN COULD LAST SO LONG, AND HURT SO BAD, LOOSING U SON I HAVE OUT.U ARE MY OLDEST SON AND I LOVE U SO VERY MUCH.YOUR BROTHERS,MARK AND ROCK, YOUR STEP MOM LOVE AND MISS U TOO.WE ARE REALLY HURT.I WISH YOUR BROTHERS AND I COULD BEEN THERE TO HELP.
TOM Allen
February 14, 2020
Missing you!!!!!
February 13, 2020
Al, u have been on my mind for quite some time and I truly miss our conversations and sly laugh. Im still at a lost that you arent here anymore. I still have your number in my phone after all these years and your last email you sent to me asking for the picture we took at the NORU Christmas party with you channeling your inter-Prince (smile). I have prayed that God continue to keep your father and the family in his Grace. I miss my friend.
Yolanda Parnther
Friend
September 11, 2017
Rachmon-Brother
Tom Allen
September 11, 2017
Tom Allen-Father
Tom Allen
September 11, 2017
Markol Allen-Brother
Tom Allen
May 29, 2017
~Thinking of you today on Memorial Day of your service to this Great Nation.....Thank you Al for the twenty plus years that you gave to this country....YOUR COURAGE AND DEDICATION WAS APPRECIATED....I SALUTE YOU COMMANDER DOSS....
May 6, 2017
Your are with Your Sweet Mom Al and I know without a doubt She has you protected rejoicing in paradise with God...Oh how Miss Ruby loved her boys...You and Martinez was her heart....Martinez misses you so much cause we All know that brotherly bond the both of you shared was unbreakable...I am so glad that you spoke to your little brother days before you pass not knowing that that conversation would be the last....You told Martinez how much you loved him and your plans after you was retiring....Thank God for the memories ....
April 25, 2017
AL,PEOPLE SAY U WAS NOT PERFECT, WELL U WAS TO ME,U WERE MY OLDEST SON,AND ALL OF MY FRIENDS SAID U LOOKED,AND ACTED LIKE ME ,U LOVED PRINCE AND MOCKED HIM, AS I DID JOHNNY TAYLOR WHEN I WAS YOUNG.U GREW UP TO BE A GREAT SON,BROTHER,AND FATHER TO YOUR YOUNGER BROTHERS,MARKOL,AND RACMMON AND MY ONLY GRAND CHILD,ALEXIS.I WISH I COULD HAVE HAD MORE TIME WITH U IN YOUR ADULT LIFE. LOVE U SON AND MY HEART IS BROKEN.YOUR DAD, TOM.
TOM ALLEN
April 25, 2017
I THINK MY SON IS RESTING IN PEACE,I THINK GOD FOR THIS. PEOPLE SAY HE WAS NOT PERFECT, WELL, HE WAS PERFECT TO ME, LOOK LIKE ME, HAD A LOTS OF MY WAYS,LOVED PRINCE AS I LOVED JOHNNY TAYLOR, HE WAS ME OVER AGAIN. I JUST WISH I COULD HAVE HAD MORE TIME WITH HIM IN HIS ADULT LIFE.LOVE U SON, AND MISS U VERY MUCH, YOUR DAD TOM.
TOM ALLEN
April 3, 2017
Thinking of you today Al...
March 3, 2017
~Sweet Memories Al ~Xoxo...
February 16, 2017
tom allen
February 13, 2017
Missing you
February 12, 2017
Its been three years today since you left us Al and things have Not been the same ...
February 12, 2017
We will not Forget!!!!!!
Malcom Gary
January 1, 2017
Happy Heavenly New Years Al.....Xoxo...
December 25, 2016
~Wishing You A Heavenly Christmas Al ~I know that you are having a joyous time....Xoxo....
December 12, 2016
~My Sweet Al~Thinking About You As The Holidays Are Near .....
November 23, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving Al...So Very Missed...Xoxo....
November 20, 2016
tom allen
November 12, 2016
HVD....You stood the watch and made us all proud. I salute you and know that you are still watching over us. Missing you like crazy.
November 11, 2016
Happy Veterans Day Commander Doss....You Served Our Country Well , And For That, I Thank You.....
November 6, 2016
Al...You were one of the best...Gone too soon...Love Ya...
November 6, 2016
~So Missing You Al~ Much Love Always~
Yours Truly
October 20, 2016
love u son,i miss u so much,your brothers markol, rachmon, miss u, and love u so very much. i am so proud of u,will b with u one day,love your dad tom.
tom allen
September 28, 2016
Salute...Justice for Al..
September 28, 2016
Salute...Justicr for Al..
September 14, 2016
ALPHONSO,
The eleven year old I had the privilege to have in my bible class at the Delmar St. Church of Christ in Ruleville, MS. You made us all proud then and even more so during your Naval career. You will never be forgotten.
Tressie Rogers Robinson
September 1, 2016
~No More Worries~ Safe In the arms of Jesus~
September 1, 2016
Yours Truly
September 1, 2016
(((Hugs to you)))
August 29, 2016
AL...I HOPE YOU DANCING WITH PRINCE IN THE PURPLE RAIN....YOUR ICON....MAY GOD BLESS THE BOTH OF YOU...TWO AMAZING MEN WITH A PURPOSE....ILUVMESUMU..
August 27, 2016
So Missing that Sense Of Humor of Yours...
August 26, 2016
Al...MY HERO YOU WILL FOREVER BE....XOXO..
August 26, 2016
Speechless....
August 26, 2016
Its been over two years now since you left this Earth Unreal...Still cannot wrap my mind around the circumstance.Just keep watching over All of Us You are Gods Angel Now..
August 23, 2016
Thinking about you today and always and knowing that you are in a much better place...I MISS YOU...
July 28, 2016
Praying for Alexis ,Martinez, and the rest of your family....God Bless You All...
July 27, 2016
Missing You...
July 27, 2016
Happy Belated Birthday Al.....I know that you are in Heaven having A Great time just know that you are deeply missed..Love ya...
Prince
July 26, 2016
If ONLY Heaven had a telephone.....
Yours Truly
July 22, 2016
Been thinking of you Brother for the past ten days! Today is my Birthday and yours was 10 days ago! I remember the good old days when we were both new to the Navy and roommates in the barracks. We started celebrating our Birthdays on the morning of July 12th (your Birthday) and we went end at midnight, July 22nd (my Birthday). You are dearly missed and tonight to cap off my Birthday Party there will be a bottle of Bacardi tipped up and enjoyed in your name! Missing you every day!
Mike Allen
July 20, 2016
Heaven Gained An Angel.....So Missing You...
July 20, 2016
Thinking about you today Al...Still find it so hard to believe that you are gone....I will NEVER forget You....Xoxo..
Lisa
May 27, 2016
God's peace.
April 22, 2016
Well Al, your favorite artist Prince has joined you in heaven. I can see the 2 of you having a blast there singing. I miss you so much.
Edwina Brewer
October 1, 2015
I thought of you the other day and decided to look your name up. What I saw made me sick to my stomach and I couldn't believe it. You were and still are the most caring person I know. My condolences to your daughter, father, and siblings. R.I.P my dear. Love always
E. B.
September 16, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
tom allen
August 4, 2015
Al....I was thinking about you today and wanted you to know that you are sorely missed....I will NEVER forget you and All that you have done for this country....I. Salute you Sir.....My Friend Forever.....Xoxo....
Yours truly
July 15, 2015
I will certainly miss you, classmate. You will always be my friend, and I will cherish your memory.
Rita Gerzon
September 5, 2014
Rest on in Sweet Peace...your with your Mom again.
Angela Groves
August 20, 2014
RIP Cuz-n
Jackie Allen
August 7, 2014
RIP Doss! I will always cherish our times at NORU! May God be with your family!
James McCreary
August 6, 2014
I will never forget you love always
Sara King
August 5, 2014
YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN!!!
Malcom Gary
May 26, 2014
Today is your day Al.Gone too soon.I wish your cousin Jay could have met you.hopefully you do on the other side with your Grandparents.love you!!
Glenda Hobbs
April 2, 2014
Commander Doss you will be missed. I enjoyed every minute of working with you at NORU. You always had me smiling and laughing. Thank You!
Cathy Parker
March 31, 2014
Al will always be a patriot, friend and brother. You will be missed; your life may have been cut short but you will live forever in memory! Your leadership will carry on through history. My only regret my brother is that I never got to properly salute you even when I once had the chance, but you saluted me first, even though I was Enlisted; that's just the type of man you were, yet that something that you and I understand the meaning of. I wish I could spend one more day with you. R.I.P. - Mike Allen, AZ1, USN (Retired)
Mike Allen
March 18, 2014
I love u very much son, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU
March 17, 2014
R.I.P. Al will always remember you, your cousin
Jackie Allen
March 13, 2014
I just heard today about Al's death. He was a wonderful boss, and had a terrific sense of humor. One of those few bosses you knew really cared about you. He will be greatly missed. My prayers to his family.
Jane Randall
March 13, 2014
In 2003 when he was a Lieutenant, he was my first boss at Navy Recruiting District Miami. He was a great boss with a great sense of humor who always kept us laughing. I'm very sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family.

Victor Duepner
Victor Duepner
March 7, 2014
I Salute you Commander Doss for the job youve done to serve Our Country.Thank you Sir...Gone Too Soon.
March 6, 2014
Al send down your "ANGELS" to watch over the family. R.I.P.
Mickey
March 3, 2014
To my first best friend , I can't help but remember the times we spent in elementary school , jr high, and etc., will never for get that since of humor. To Denise continue to be Mississippi strong, always praying for you.
Bennie Ratlieff
March 1, 2014
I WAS ALFONSOS NEIGHBOR AND HE AND I ALWAYS SPOKE ....HE WAS A VERY NICE MAN I PRAY FOR HIM AND HOPE HE IS RESTING IN PEACE......THE DOOLEYS
February 28, 2014
My most sincere condolences to his family, friends and shipmates. I served with Al back in AIMD Cecil Field. He was selected for his commissioning program and I transferred to Spain. Never heard from him again. Almost 20 years later, I get a phone call at my office from a LCDR who needed some information. When I asked for his email and he gave me his full name I asked "is this the same Alphonso Doss who used to dance like Prince in the middle of maintenance admin in Cecil Field"? A brief silence followed by a chuckle "who's this" he asked. When I told him, he said "don't go nowhere, I'll be right there". Less than 30 minutes later, he was at my hangar. We gave each other a big hug and talked about the good ole days like time had stood still. The true meaning of "shipmate". Although we weren't close, we shared that connection of serving together and that sincere appreciation of what seemed to be the best days of our lives. I regret not spending more time with you my brother, but I am grateful for the time we did share. I will never forget you and you will always be my shipmate. I love you my brother, may you rest in peace.

Bos'n, stand by to pipe the side, a shipmate is going ashore.
AZC(ret) Roberto Montes
February 28, 2014
I served with Cdr Doss when he first enlisted in VFA137. God bless him and the Doss family. RIP shipmate.
Jim Durieux
February 28, 2014
Al was a good friend and Shipmate of mine for over 19 years. He will be sorely missed by everyone he knew. Our prayers go out to him and his entire family.

Sincere condolences from the Pearson Family,
CDR David J. Pearson,
Commanding Officer
USS BAINBRIDGE (DDG 96)
February 27, 2014
Rest in piece. God be with you.

A Scott
February 27, 2014
Mrs. Doss and Alexis I was so saddened when I read the article in the paper this morning and realized that I knew who this was about. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers and if you need anything I am still just down the street. My love to both of you at this horrible time and may you soon only remember the best of times. From one of your former Darnell-Cookman family members.
Jane Harvey
February 27, 2014
Will always love you Al
Rosanne Amell
February 27, 2014
God Bless the entire Doss family. Al was a good man and dedicated leader. He will be greatly missed.
Bob McKenna
February 27, 2014
I am saddened to learn of the passing of CDR Doss. I had the privilege of meeting LT. (At the time) Doss during his time in the Bahamas. What a great man he was. We shared many laughs and conversations which I will always treasure.

RIP my friend. You will never be forgotten!

Thoughts and prayers to the Doss family.
Karol Heffner
February 26, 2014
IT'S BEEN HARD DEALING WITH THE LOSS OF MY BROTHER I'M MISSING OUR CONVERSATIONS ABOUT LIFE, FAMILY AND POLITICS. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR STRENGTH LIVES WITHIN ME. THE GREENE FAMILY LOVES YOU FROM PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND. MOM MADE AN EXTRA PLATE OF RIBS ON SUNDAY I TOOK CARE OF THAT FOR YOU MY BROTHER. WE LOVE YOU! PURPLE RAIN.... :)
Teddy Greene
February 22, 2014
He was very smart and unafraid to call me verbose. He asked if I knew the meaning of the word brevity. I most certainly did. I gave him my Janis Joplin CD and he had a good sense of humor but was also very serious and diligent. A gentleman and very spiritual who wanted to help at risk youth, he was kind, decent, certainly loved his family from what I gathered, and never said a mean thing about anyone. May his soul rest in paradise and I will never forget him. My sincerest condolenses to the immediate family, extended family, friends, and everyone else he knew. He was one of the good ones. God be with you.
Diana P
February 21, 2014
To my dearest brother Al, u will truely be missed luv u man see you soon. God got you.
Yolonda Brown
February 21, 2014
Glenda Hobbs
February 21, 2014
Sending my condolences to the Doss family members. I have some fond memories of CDR Doss or should I say "Prince" that will never be forgotten. You will definitely be missed Al.
Chrystal Naylor
February 21, 2014
We love you Al!Quechia,April ,Aunt Faye gone to soon.
Glenda Hobbs
February 21, 2014
My condolences to the Doss, Allen and my nephew Martinez Edwards families. May the love of God bless and keep you in your time of bereavement. Every one in our small town was so saddened to hear about your loss we loved Al and he will be missed by family friends. The memory and love of him will always be in our hearts! Praying for my family that The Lord will touch your hearts.
Jeanelle Edwards Tucker
February 21, 2014

Like many others, when I heard of Al's death; I was shocked, then saddened. As many will see by time I'm writing this ,is still hasn't hit home. I worked with Al at NORU in Pensacola 06-09 and I must that he never left your office without putting a smile on your face before he walked out, You will be greatly missed my brother. RIP
Patrick Davis
February 21, 2014
Like many others, when I heard of Al's death; I was shocked, then saddened. As many will see by time I'm writing this ,is still hasn't hit home. I worked with Al at NORU in Pensacola 06-09 and I must that he never left your office without putting a smile on your face before he walked out, You will be greatly missed my brother. RIP
Patrick Davis
February 20, 2014
Bless Al's family. I'm sad to hear this news. Great man, Great Naval Officer
Nicole Jackson
February 20, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the family during this difficult and heartfelt time. I've known Alphonso since I was little and although I haven't seen him in years, I always remembered him and my brother, Antonio's(Neil) relationship as kids and how they grew up being really close. He will truly be missed.
Tasha Robinson
February 20, 2014
You were my best friends oldest son. My condolences and
Prayers are
with your wife, daughter, and family. You will truly be missed!
Rose Fulton and family, Ruleville, MS
February 20, 2014
May God grant you peace, comfort and strength during this time of bereavement. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to know and work with Al. He will be sorely missed.
Tasya Lacy
February 20, 2014
Baby brother Al!! I will always remember the times we shared growing up! I will truly MISS you!! All of us will remember the PRINCE impersonator! You did that well bro!! My sincere condolences to the family!

Love, Ronnie
February 20, 2014
Words alone can't express the sadness that those close to you are feeling for the passing of your loved one. May you find comfort in knowing that you have friends to support you at this time of sadness.

With Sympathy,
Lucinda West
February 20, 2014
Our Condolences and prayers to the Doss family. He adored his wife and daughter and spoke of them often. A great voice of inspiration and down to earth person. Blessings. The Hill Family.
The Hill Family
February 20, 2014
I will forever remember our conversations and that crazy sense of humor of yours. Your time in New Orleans brightened many of our days. You will sadly be missed my friend.
Dale DeMouy
February 20, 2014
As a student who cared for Mr. Doss, I must say that he was such a kind man. I am truly sorry for your loss.
February 20, 2014
Al was a great friend, he will truly be missed.... I enjoyed his humor frienship and he always spoke of the Love of his wife and daughter Alexis... Al you will be missed and never forgotten...

Love and prayers,

Timothy L Crowe
February 20, 2014
I was so sorry to hear of Al's passing. We worked together at NOSC Jax. Our prayers are with his family and friends.
Al, May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Sonny Ferguson ATCS (Ret)
Sonny Ferguson
February 19, 2014
I only met and interacted with Commander Doss for a few moments. He was a confident leader and a good role model. He wished me well in my own Navy career and was very encouraging. I am blessed for meeting him and learning from him.
Condolences to his family. G~d bless.
Sarah T.
February 19, 2014
So sorry for his family. He was a great man. Rest on Shipmate.
James McCreary
February 19, 2014
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