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Theo Doss, age 83, passed away, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at his home, in West Point. Theo Doss was born Aug. 26, 1926, in Woodland, in Chickasaw County to the late Fannie Lou Whitt and William Joseph Doss. He had worked in layout, then later as a supervisor for the Babcock & Wilcox Company for 38 years. Mr. Doss was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, and was also a member of the West Point Masonic Lodge #40, F & AM. In his younger years Mr. Doss enjoyed bowling in league tournaments, then in retirement he was an avid golfer. Mr. Doss was a veteran proudly serving his country in the United States Army during WWII and the Korean War. Theo Doss married Bonnie Mae Lucas Doss on February 28, 1948, in Houston.
Funeral services are Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at 2 p.m. from Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Myers officiating, assisted by Dr. James Towery and the Rev. Eddie Bullock . The body will lie at the church from 1 - 2 p.m. service time. Burial with military honors will follow in Arbor Grove Cemetery near Houston. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Lucas Doss of West Point; two daughters: Jeanie Doss of Columbus, Thea Kay Tribble (Steve) of West Point; one granddaughter, Nikki Tribble of West Point; three brothers: Joe Lee Doss (Jeanette) of Houston, Barney Doss (Daisy) of Memphis, Tenn., Roger Doss of Alvarado, Texas; 14 nieces and nephews: Sandra Bullock, Betty Lynn Campbell, Doug Doss, Debbie Anthony, Linda Holley, Charlotte Messier, Mike Murphree, Jeannie Johnson, Vicki Weaver, Mitchell Doss, Donald Joe Doss, Cathy Lucius, Angie Richardson, and Scott Doss; and numerous great nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Rodney Johnson, Michael Patterson, Joseph Johnson, Scott Doss, Eddie Bullock, and Robert Miller.
Honorary pallbearers are â€śThe Silver Thin Hairedâ€ť Sunday School Class, His West Point Country Club golfing friends; special nieces, Jennifer Bullock, and Emily Beyer.
Memorials may be made to Arbor Grove Cemetery Care Fund, 883 CR 93, Houston, MS, 38851 or to LeBonheur Childrens Medical Center, 50 Dunlap Street, Memphis, TN, 38103, or to the Calvary Baptist Church, 460 McCord Street, West Point, MS, 39773.
Visitation is today from 5 - 8 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.