Dozier, Wilbur Mertzine

Class of 1933

Wilbur Mertzine Dozier

April 19, 1916 – September 29, 1941

Wilbur M. Dozier, age 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dozier of Perry, died at 5 a.m. at his home in Vivien, La., following a sudden heart attack.

Services were not announced today, although relatives said that the body would be brought here for funeral rites an burial.

The youth was chief chemical engineer for the Stanolind Refinery Company, and had moved to Vivien in February of this year. He formerly had been employed for Phillips at Okmulgee, Okla., and Penwel, Texas.

He was graduated in 1933 from the Perry high school, where he was active in the band. He was graduated from the Oklahoma A. and M. college four years ago last spring, where he was a member of Sigma Tau honorary fraternity.

Dozier had formed a Boy Scout troop at Vivien and had been active in that enterprise since moving to Louisiana.

The deceased was born April 19, 1916, at Hayward, and was married on June 11, 1939, to Miss Nora Belle Speiser of Perry. He was a member of the First Christian church.

Survivors other than the widow include a daughter, Jo All; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dozier of this city; and a sister, Mrs. Violet Williams of Skelly Town, Texas, who is visiting in Perry at the present.

The youth’s father is chief of the Perry police department.