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“So sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with during this time of sadness. We will miss him setting on the carport. ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Max and Teresa McClure - VA

“Mary and I are saddened to hear of Deans passing. Such a good friend and neighbor. Blessings and prayers to the family and friends. ”
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Leary Dean Doss, 80, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 18, 2021 at his home in Chilhowie surrounded by friends and family.
Dean served in the United States Army and retired from the Virginia Department of Corrections after 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 50 years, Dolores Ann Doss; sisters, Bernie Moore and Janie Young; brothers, Oscar Doss and Tom Jr. Doss.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Andrea Michelle Gilbert and Josh Gilbert; grandchildren, who were the light of his life, Evan Hayden, Erin Hayden, and Elyn Gilbert; great grandchild, Lucas; special friends and neighbors, Johnny, Teresa, and Garrett Overbay.
The family will receive friends from 11-12 PM Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Williams Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be conducted 2 PM Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in the Mt View Cemetery in Chilhowie with Rev. Dennis Eller officiating.
The family wishes to thank the Smyth County Community Hospital, Home Nursing Company of Chilhowie, and a special thanks to the Mt. Home VA for their outstanding care for Dean over the last 20 years.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Mt. View United Methodist Church, PO Box 1722, Chilhowie, Va. 24319; VFW Post 4667, 861 Goolsby St, Marion, VA 24354; or to Smyth Shelter Friends via Facebook.
Condolences can be made to the family online at
www.williamsfuneralhomeofchilhowie.com. Williams Funeral Home of Chilhowie is serving the Doss Family.