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February 15, 2014

Oscar Jackson “Jack” Doss Jr.

TIFTON — Oscar Jackson “Jack” Doss Jr., 75, of Tifton died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Kelltown. The Rev. Kevin Harris and the Rev. Robert Thompson will officiate with burial to follow at Omega Cemetery.

Earl Griffin, John Bush, Lee Bush, Chad Purvis, Jeff Bush and Rob Stanford will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Doss will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.

Mr. Doss was born Sept. 10, 1938 in Tifton and was the son of Oscar Jackson Doss Sr. and Mildred Evelyn Gibbs Doss, both deceased. He was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Jack Doss; a brother, Howard Ray Doss; and a sister, Janice Faye Doss Purvis. He was a farmer and a retired rural letter carrier, which he truly enjoyed. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Kelltown, where he served as a deacon. Mr. Doss loved the dirt, loved farming, loved being outdoors and loved his family. He met no strangers and always said “a stranger is a friend you haven’t met yet.” He served in the Army Reserve and was a Christian, first and foremost.

Mr. Doss is survived by his wife, Sandra Jenell Bush Doss of Tifton; a daughter and son-in-law, Dana Machelle and Don Tawzer of Tifton; a daughter-in-law, Iris Doss of Tifton; a sister, Barbara Ann Doss Clark of Crosland; two grandchildren, Trenton Michael Doss and Megan Elizabeth Tawzer; his mother-in-law, Lavada Bush of Omega; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Shelby and Tommy Griffin of Omega, Norman and Betty Bush of Valdosta and Linda and Wayne Archer of Bunnell, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

“I lay no claim to life or liberty except through Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.”

Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com.

Services for the Doss family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

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