Donald Ralph Dozier

April 3, 1933 - January 2, 2022

Donald Ralph Dozier went to sit at the right hand of God on January 2, 2022.

Don was born April 3, 1933, in Terrell, Texas to Lewis Ray and Bessie Christine (York) Dozier. He married Dorothy Myre Blasius on December 1, 1951, in Terrell; she preceded him in death on January 6, 2016.

Don proudly served in the Army during the Korean War from 1953 through 1955. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Don traveled the world during his 40 year career with ARCO Oil and Gas. At ARCO, he was responsible for all major engineering and construction projects outside the U.S. He also was one of three Project Managers responsible for the design and construction of the oil and gas processing facilities at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. He was Vice President of Engineering and a member of the Board of ARCO Pipeline Company.

He was a Boy Scout and a Master Mason in Independence, Kansas. He was active in volunteer work and spent many days working with Hands and Hammers.

Don and Dorothy settled in McKinney, Texas after retirement. He was Mayor of McKinney and made significant contributions to the City during his three terms.

Don is survived by many family members and friends. He has two sons, Mike, New Braunfels, Texas and Brook, Hurst, Texas, and three grandchildren, Taylor, Kaelyn, and Aaron. He also has one great-granddaughter, Kayleigh. He is survived by sisters, Sally Leigh of Terrell, Texas and Karen Lancaster of Temple, Texas and their families, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives.

A Memorial Service for Don will be Saturday, January 29, 2022, at 1:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, 315 N. Church Street, McKinney, Texas, 75069.  The service will be livestreamed at and go to livestream ceremonies.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association and the American Cancer Society in Don’s memory.

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My heart aches at the passing of this wonderful man. I sat with him in church for many years. He had a great love for the church, the city and people. He was my friend. J’Net Chambers , January 27, 2022 To Don's Family: I want to extend my heartfelt condolences regarding Don's passing. When I went to work for ARCO as new college graduate in 1977, Don was in charge of my ARCO engineer training program. During the two decades that followed, I crossed paths with Don regularly at ARCO project sites and social gatherings in the USA and internationally. I enjoyed working with him and just visiting with him. He was very professional, competent and friendly. Don was a good man who will be sorely missed by many. I'll be keeping all of you in my prayers. Bernard Doyle Bernard Doyle, January 22, 2022 My father was a true gentleman to all that crossed his path. A family man, great mentor, hard working and very loving. He raised me to follow my dreams, was there thru thick and thin and believed in respecting everyone. Kind hearted and was loved by all. I miss you, dad. Love you with all my heart. You are in a better place now with mom. Brook Dozier , January 13, 2022 Our Prayers are with the family. Stan Graff, January 12, 2022 A good friend and client for many years. A kind person of absolute honesty and integrity. If Don told you something, you could count on it being the truth. He was a servant leader who valued the result for the common good more than the credit he might receive. He will be greatly missed by many whose lives he touched over the years. Rick Rickman, January 10, 2022 A true gentleman, statesman and good neighbor. Don was a friend who will be missed by all. John H. & Carole A. Anthony, January 8, 2022 Don and Dot were delightful neighbors for the 19 years we lived next door to them in McKinney. Don was a truly a gentleman-in every sense of the word. He will be dearly missed.. Kay and Sam Nott Samuel L Nott, January 8, 2022 Scott and I are very sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Scott and Betsy Russell, January 8, 2022 Don was a wonderful man and a servant to the city of McKinney. I had the pleasure to work with him as Mayor of Frisco during his years as Mayor of McKinney. We worked together on many items such as transportation handling growth in our cities. God bless him and his family. Mike & Sandy Simpson Mike and Sandy Simpson, January 8, 2022 Don was as fine a human being as you will ever meet. He will be missed. Mark Denissen, January 8, 2022