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1951 John 2022

John Franklin Dossey, Sr.

May 10, 1951 — November 16, 2022


Big John Franklin Dossey, Sr., 71, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at Memorial Hospital.

John was born in Tampa, Florida on May 10, 1951, to the late Brooks and Elefair Dossey. For over 40 successful years, Big John owned and operated Dossey Brothers Roofing in Savannah, Georgia. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends. John was always the life of the party and loved making people happy.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Brooks and Elefair Dossey; brother, Tommy Dossey; and son, Frankie Dossey.

Survivors include: his sons, Beau Dossey (Christie) of Rincon, and Robert Knick (Taryn) of Guyton; daughters, Renee Dossey of Ludowici, and Nicole of Jacksonville, FL; brothers, Richard Dossey (Barbara) of Okeechobee, FL, Raymond Dossey of Savannah, and Robert Dossey of Savannah; sisters, Wanda Carson of Sylvania, Joann Stone of North Charleston, Carolyn Helmey (John) of Savannah, Nona Jenkins (George) of Savannah, and Janet Tuttle (David) of Savannah; grandchildren, Daniel Bird (Tiffany), Christopher Bolton, Angel Bolton, Ciara Dossey, Alexis Dossey, Isabella Dossey, Laila Dossey and Dalton Knick; great grandchildren, Greyson Bird, Atlen Bird, Jameson Allen, Bowie Allen, and Zen Meadows; and many other family members and friends.

A memorial service will held at Carlson and Riggs Funeral Home on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 11am.

To send flowers to the family in memory of John Franklin Dossey, Sr., please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Carlson & Riggs Funeral Home

1979 Georgia 119, Guyton, GA 31312

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