Raymond Geise Dozier Jr. of Mexico Beach, FL, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. He was a native of Dawson, Ga., and lived there 58 years before moving to Mexico Beach in 1979. He is a graduate of The Citadel and a veteran of World War II. He served with Engineer Aviation Battalions constructing and maintaining air bases in England, France and Belgium. After serving 32 months overseas, he was returned to the U.S. for further hospitalization for complication of wounds received Dec. 25, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge. He is authorized to wear the Purple Heart with an oak leaf cluster and the ETO Ribbon with three campaign stars. After separation from the service, he served as executive vice president of Stevens Industries. He was interested in veterans’ affairs and was the organizer and first commander of VFW Post 5743. He also served in the Department of Georgia VFW as inspector, judge advocate and junior vice commander. He was a charter member and served as the 10th president of the Georgia Plant Food Educational Society. Raymond was one of the organizers and an active member of the Independent Plant Good Manufactures Association. He was a charter member of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in Dawson, Ga. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond G. and May Tweedy Dozier. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Carolyn Stevens Dozier; son, Ed Dozier and wife, Susan, of Albany, Ga.; a daughter, Suzanne Dozier of Panama City Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Jonathan Dozier of Albany, Ga., Paul Dozier and wife, Haley of Atlanta, Ga., Sean Watson and wife, Dina, of Dallas, Texas; and great-grandchild, Camille Dozier. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Salvation Army, Panama City. Tags: 1942

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