Alfred Dewayne Dover
Alfred Dewayne Dover, 89, of Tamms, died Sunday Nov. 12, 2023, at his home, with his wife and family at his side.
He was born on Sept. 15, 1934, at the family home in Thebes, the son of Robert “Bob” and Zora Elizabeth Allen Dover.
Alfred and Charlotte Ann Mayberry were married on Feb. 14, 1955. They shared 68 memorable years together.
Mr. Dover began his driving career in Chicago, Illinois, for the Chicago Transit Authority.
When he and his family returned to Tamms, Illinois, he was a school bus driver for Egyptian School. Then, he began to drive over the road for various trucking companies – Newell Trucking, Ullin, Illinois; Rose Brothers Trucking, Cairo, Illinois; ending his driving career with Jerry Lipps Trucking, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. His driving career spanned over 50 years. He taught many young men how to drive a truck during that time period.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed teaching all five of his children and grandchildren how to fish and hunt.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Ann Dover of the home; five children, James (Cindy) Dover of Durand, Illinois, Debra Ann (Nicola) Charles-Capozollo of Corleto Monforte, Italy, David (Bonnie) Dover Sr. of Herrin, Illinois, Susan (Leslie) Bigham of Olive Branch, Illinois, and Diane (Edward) Pearl of Jonesboro, Illinois; a brother, Floyd (Phyllis) Dover of Charleston, Missouri; a sister, Beverly McHarry of Thebes, Illinois; 23 grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and by six siblings, Howard Dover, Elroy Dover, Jesse Rhymer, Jim Rhymer, Dorothy Rhymer Jones and Lorene Dover Fitzgerald.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at the Olive Branch Cemetery in Olive Branch.
Crain Funeral Home in Tamms is in charge of arrangements.
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