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John (Jack) Cowles Dozier

John (Jack) Cowles Dozier

John (Jack) Cowles Dozier of Deltaville and Stuart, Florida died February 13, 2014 after a 2 ½-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, N.C. Additional survivors include two sisters, Ann Dozier Williams (Morris) of Greenville, S.C., and Ruth Dozier Perry (Charles) of Hilton Head, S.C.; mother-in-law, Alice Gullick of Greenville, S.C.; brother-in-law, William (Bill) Patterson (Julie) of Richmond; and seven nieces and nephews.

Jack was a graduate and lifelong supporter of Christchurch School in Middlesex County and Randolph-Macon College, in Ashland. A lifelong boater, he was able to work around the water he loved as the owner of the Dozier Yachting Center, marinas in Deltaville and Urbanna, 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; or to the Deltaville Maritime Museum, P.O. Box 466, Deltaville, VA 23043.

A Celebration of Life is planned for spring at Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina in Deltaville, date and details to come at that time.

An online guestbook is available at

posted 02.16.2014

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