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Jerry Doss

Jerry Arthel Doss, Sr., 67, of Dunlap, passed away Thursday, February, 4, 2016 at the Tennessee Veterans Home in Murfreesboro. 

Mr. Doss was a veteran, serving in the United States Army, the Tennessee National Guard, and the United States Air Force. He served his country in Vietnam, earning many Meritorious Service Medals. He later spent a month in Germany where he helped build communication towers for the Army National Guard. Upon returning from Germany, he returned to work for Chattanooga Paper Board where he retired after 35 years of employment. 

In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Mr. Doss was well known in his local community as the owner of the lemon truck. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jevota Ann Henry Doss; father, John William Doss; mother, Mary Elizabeth Holliday Shaffer; and brother, Joel Wayne Doss, Sr.

Left to cherish his memory is one son, Jerry Arthel Doss, Jr. (Angie Easterly Doss); two grandchildren, Madison Mikyla Curtis and Jessie James Curtis; sisters, Mary Evelyn Sims and Debbie Inez Rankin; three brothers, Anthony Lee Shaffer, Robert Malcom Shaffer, and Hoyt Keith Shaffer, along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 9 in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Collier Cemetery with military honors provided by Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers the family request for donations be made in honor of Mr. Doss to the Daus Community Center, 3838 State Route 28, Dunlap, TN 37327. 

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Standefer-Reed Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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