At 4:20 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Thomas Truman “Tom” Dossey, 83, of Wood River, finished his race here on earth and joined the angels in Heaven, receiving his final reward.
Born Feb. 17, 1932, in Aruba, Netherlands in the West Indies, he was the son of Truman and Esther (Whyers) Dossey.
He married Patsy L. Blevens June 7, 1953 in Piggot, Ark. She survives.
An U.S. Air Force veteran, Tom worked for ConAgra Mill as a smutter for 12 years. He loved the Lord and church. Tom also loved traveling and computer games, as well as spending time with his kids, grandkids, great-grandkids and especially his wife of 61 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Susan (the Rev. John) Lile of Wood River; a son, Michael Dossey of Groves, Texas; five grandchildren, Jeremy, Amanda, Shannon, Paul, and Brandy; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alta Keefe of Wood River.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Pauline Lawless; and an infant brother.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at Paynic Home for Funerals, where the Rev. Michael Mayberry will officiate services at 11 a.m. Friday, April 24.
Burial will follow at Ingersoll Cemetery in Alton, with military honors by Alton VFW Post No. 1308.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
Online guestbook is available at www.paynicfh.com.