Dozier Haywood Leverett, Jr.

Published 1:40 pm Monday, January 20, 2014

Dozier Haywood Leverett, Jr. was born on Oct. 21, 1923. He passed away on Jan. 9.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jacqueline; brothers:  Andrew Leverett, Lamar Leverett, and sister Myrtle Bolen.

He is survived by his daughter, Janise Leverett DeVore (spouse Dwight); grandsons:  Ross and Evan DeVore; son, Paul Haywood Leverett; granddaughters:  Sarah and Paulina, great-grandchild Channing Leverett; grandson Steven Milton; brother, William Ivy Leverett, and sister, Mollie Leverett.

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He lived a good, long life; 90 years.  He lived alone but was never alone.  He surrounded himself with dinner guests and card playing friends. His favorite way to vacation was to cruise and in his final months was able to go on a seven day cruise with friends.  He was a valued and trusted leader serving as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for decades.  He cared for others ahead of himself and his legacy of service will live on through the many lives of those he touched.

A memorial service was held at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Tallahassee, Florida on Jan. 11, 2014.