James Ellis Dossey, 77, lost his battle to cancer on Aug. 8, 2018 at his home in Dale, Oklahoma.

He was married to his wife, Glenda (Myers) Dossey and they shared lots of love and laughter over the 58 years they were together.

Jim was born in Groveton, Texas, on April 4, 1941, the son of Hugh and Mary Dossey. He grew up in Dale and attended Dale High School, graduating in 1959. He worked for many years as a truck driver for Safeway but had many other jobs over the years. He was always a skilled mechanic and loved working with his hands.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years (married Aug. 6, 1960), Glenda, of Dale; his children and their spouses, Rick and Shannon Dossey of Grand Junction, Colorado and Denise and Marshall Kulow of Shawnee; five grandchildren, Nicci Stewart and her husband Clint, Brittany Gouker, Ryne Dossey, Chris Dossey and his wife Emily all from the Tecumseh area, Mitch Kulow and his wife Taylor from Shawnee. He is also survived by one sister, Ann Burrows from Moore and also had 11 great-grandchildren that live in the Shawnee/Tecumseh area. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and many lifelong friends and other relatives that he adored.

Preceding him in death were his parents (Hugh and Mary Dossey), his sister Verna Margurette Bentley, his brother Jerry Wayne Dossey, his father-in-law David Myers, and his brother-in-law’s Clinton and James Myers.

Jim was a great story teller and loved being with his friends and family. He very much loved fishing, hunting, bird watching, playing horse shoes, laffy taffy, eating Mexican food and barbeque, watching old westerns on TV and drinking coffee on his patio. His family will forever miss him and his corny jokes but will hold onto the millions of wonderful memories he has left them with to treasure. He was an adored husband, father, uncle, cousin, brother, poppy and friend.

There will be a memorial service to celebrate his life held on Oct. 6, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Dale Church of Christ, 201 Oklahoma Avenue, Dale, Oklahoma 74851. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in his honor.