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Otis J. Dozier, Jr.



Visitation With The Family:
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 11, 2019
Murfreesboro Community Church, 2555 Lascassas Pike, Murfreeboro, TN

Celebration of Life:
3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 11, 2019
Murfreesboro Community Church, 2555 Lascassas Pike, Murfreesboro, TN

The Service of Committal & Interment:
2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 12, 2019
Middle TN Veterans Cemetery, Nashville TN

Otis James Dozier Jr. was born June 11, 1951 to Otis 1. Dozier, Sr. and Georgia M. Riddle Dozier in Cotton Plant, Arkansas. He transitioned from this earthly life to eternal life on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at NHC, Murfreesboro.

He relocated with his parents to Chicago, Illinois in 1956 at the age of five. In 2009, Otis relocated with his parents to Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Otis' entry into the world was not without stress, which resulted with a condition known as cerebral palsy. A bright eye, curly head baby boy was put into the arms of his Mother, while his father was actively serving in the Korean War. Otis was over a year old when his father saw him for the first time. Otis was Blessed to be born into a family of believers: one of Otis's enjoyments in life was going to Church. He started attending church very early in life and continued throughout his life. He was a member of St. Stephens AME Church in Chicago, llinois and later attended Murfreesboro Community Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He experienced the love of God in his life and showed his gratitude. There were times Otis felt the love of God when the Holy Spirit moved through spirituals songs and hymns; he would make emotional expressions. All who knew him knew he loved the Lord. Otis had loving parents who fostered growth, development and progress in him. They loved, sacrificed, taught and cared for the needs of their son. His early learning began at home with his parents and siblings as his educators. Growing into young adulthood, Otis attended the Happy Day Center a sheltered work environment where he continued his education through his work experiences.

Otis was employed by Happy Day Center in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Happy Day Center assembled parts that were used for Jet Airlines. His position was a Material Handler. He was responsible for taking parts to different departments. These were wonderful years for Otis, he was able to go to work, picnic and dress up for dances with his co-workers.

Otis enjoyed family gatherings and holidays. He was happiest when his home was filled with family and friends. Otis would greet each guest, he had so much love to give and everyone loved being a recipient of his excitement. It began with a gleam in his eyes, a hand shake and a famous Otis bear hug. He loved vacationing and visiting his grandparents, Mama Lilly in St. Louis, Daddy Booker and Mama Easter in Cotton Plant, Arkansas, and neighbors. He never forgot Daddy Booker's famous homemade ice cream. He loved bowling, being his own DJ using his turntable and playing records.

Otis was preceded in death by his parents, Otis 1. Dozier, Sr. and Georgia M. Dozier; one brother, Adrian Dozier; and one sister, Mildred Chapple.

He leaves to celebrate his life, three brothers, Fenison Dozier, Sr. of Cotton Plant, Arkansas, Bruce W. Dozier of Markham, Illinois and Brent L. Dozier (Doris) of Rowlette, Texas; sister-in-law, Cassandra O. Hendricks Dozier of McDonough, Georgia; aunts and uncles, Ruby 1. Hatchett and Geraldine Dozier Riddle both of Chicago, Illinois, Burford Riddle of Chicago, Illinois, Claudette Moore of Chicago, Illinois, Cuemiah Jackson of Jacksonville, Arkansas and Eamette Lewis (Arthur) of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; nieces and nephews, Tywavne Coley, Lynn C. Dozier, Fenison 1. Dozier II, LeShondra McCoy, Cherron Vaughn, Jalen Ball, Brittany Dozier, Darious Dozier, Breanna Dozier, Antonio Chapple, Tyrone Chapple and Alexandria Chapple; great nephews and great nieces; and a host of cousins and friends.

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

PHONE: (615) 893-1313 - 24 hours a day

314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

P.O. Box 1371
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371