James Richard Dossett

Published 12:34 pm Monday, January 22, 2018

James Richard Dossett, age 79, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Gulfport.  He was a long-time resident of Biloxi, Mississippi and the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, Mississippi.

  He was the son of the late Homer K. Dossett and Eva Mae Seals Dossett, and was born in Poplarville, Mississippi on December 16, 1938. He was a native of Caesar, Mississippi.

  Mr. Dossett is survived by two sons, Michael Richard Dossett, and his wife Jennie Dossett of Columbus, GA and Kenneth Scott Dossett of Vancleave, Mississippi; a daughter, Tanya Jones, and her husband Daniel Jones of Papillion, Nebraska; six Grandchildren:  Jeremy Jones, and his wife Liss Jones, April Jewell, and her husband Michael Jewell, and Jacob Jones, all of Papillion, Nebraska, and Bradley Dossett, and his wife Brooke Dossett, Jayme Dossett, and Wesley Dossett, all of Vancleave, Mississippi; two great-grandchildren; five sisters: Catherine Mitchell of Picayune, Mississippi, Ruby Ann Pittman of Petal, Mississippi, Ms. Lynn Gibson of Aliceville, Alabama, Janet Cox of Gulfport, Mississippi, and Julie Posey of Picayune, Mississippi; and many nieces and nephews.

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  He was preceded in death by his sister, Ms. Wanda Ruth Elton of Picayune, Mississippi; and two brothers: Curtis Dossett of Slidell, Louisiana and George Lamar Dossett.

  Mr. Dossett retired from US Air Force after over 20 years of active duty service. His tours of duty included overseas assignments to Turkey and Vietnam, with his final duty station at Keesler AFB specializing in protective coatings prior to retirement. As a civilian, he worked over 21 years as a carpenter, painter, warehouseman, and maintenance mechanic supporting the 81st Civil Engineer Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi Mississippi. He was a member of VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 2434, Biloxi Mississippi.

  Friends are invited to visit from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Riemann Family Funeral Home, 274 Beauvoir Road, Biloxi. Interment will follow at 10:00 a.m. at Biloxi National Cemetery.

  Memories may be shared at www.riemannfamily.com.