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John Cowles (Jack) Dozier Deltaville, VA
John (Jack) Cowles Dozier of Deltaville, Virginia, and Stuart, Florida, died February 13, 2014, after a 2 1/2-year battle with colon cancer at the age of 67.
He is survived by his always supportive wife of nearly 45 years, Craig Patterson Dozier; and two sons, Edward (Ned) Lee Dozier, II (Lorrie) of Annapolis, MD, and John (Skipper) Cowles Dozier, Jr. (Holly), of Mooresville, NC. Additional survivors include two sisters, Ann Dozier Williams (Morris), of Greenville, SC, and Ruth Dozier Perry (Charles), of Hilton Head, SC; mother-in-law, Alice Gullick, of Greenville, SC; brother-in-law, William (Bill) Patterson (Julie), of Richmond, VA; and seven nieces and nephews.
Jack was a graduate and lifelong supporter of Christchurch School in Middlesex County, VA, and Randolph-Macon College, in Ashland, VA. A lifelong boater, he was able to work around the water he loved, as the owner of the Dozier Yachting Centers, marinas in Deltaville and Urbanna, VA, and The Waterway Guide publications.
He was a member of the Stuart Corinthian Yacht Club, Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, and Virginia Yacht Club, the latter of which elected him as their youngest Commodore in club history.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Memorial Gifts be sent to:
Christchurch School, Jack Dozier Fund, 49 Seahorse Lane, Christchurch, VA 23031.
A Celebration of Life is planned for spring at Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina in Deltaville, date and details to come at that time.
The following comes from the heart:
“Every once in a while someone crosses your path and you know you will not forget either their smile or the way they greeted you.
Jack Dozier was just such a person. He enhanced our lives with his humor and hospitality while maintaining the dignity of a Southern Gentleman.
He touched each of us in the boating community as the publisher of the Waterway Guide and Skipper Bob books.
Jack has crossed the bar but leaves behind his wife Craig, his children and a staff in Deltaville as well as Urbanna, that will carry on the traditions we have grown to love while visiting the Regatta Point Marina. The members of CBGBOA will miss him.”