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John Richard “Richie” Dosher - Southport

John Richard “Richie” DosherOn Tuesday evening, August 2, 2011, “Richie” John Richard Dosher passed peacefully at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after a brief illness surrounded by his faithful family and friends. He was born in Southport, NC on July 16, 1935 to the late, Hermine Boera Dosher, Arnold and Thomas Hoyle Dosher, Sr. He was preceded in death by a brother, Albert “Abby” Arthur Dosher.

He is survived by his loyal wife of 46 years, Roberta Dosher; loving daughter, Kimberle Dosher Adams and husband W. Dean Adams, grandson R. Dalton Adams of Southport, step grand daughter Stephanie Adams and her three children of Stuttgart, Germany; devoted son, John Richard Dosher, Jr. and wife Erika Ruh Dosher of Boiling Spring Lakes; brother, Thomas Hoyle Dosher Jr. and wife Betty M. Dosher of Southport; one sister, Hermine “Sissy” Dosher Hall of Harrells; four nephews and four nieces; and many close friends including his life long friend Roy Daniel and special friends Ronnie Caster and Donald Sellers of Southport.

Graduating from Southport High School he proudly served his country as a flight medic in the United States Army. He was a past Master of the Pythagoras Lodge 249 and a Thirty Second degree Scottish Right Mason. He attended the Ellison’s Upgrading School in Baltimore, Maryland, where he earned an Inland Masters unlimited license, first class pilot for the Cape Fear River, second mate oceans – steam or motor any gross tons, a rare accomplishment. Richie chose to remain close to his loving family and home in Southport. His love for the waterfront led him to a career as the captain of the Fort Fisher Ferry for thirty years.

Richie will be remembered for his great sense of humor, practical jokes, his daily five o’clock waterfront cruises around Southport, sitting on his favorite porch swing, his love for hunting, fishing and anything sweet to eat, his ability to fix anything, cooking oysters at the family farm but perhaps most of all just being home surrounded by his family, loyal friends and great neighbors.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 6, 2011at Northwood Cemetery in Southport. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Daniel, Ronnie Caster, Donald Sellers, Frank Sellers. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the Dosher residence.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in memory of Richie Dosher be made to the Southport Rescue Squad, 111 East Nash Street Southport, North Carolina 28461, (910) 457-7911.

You may offer online condolences at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

You may send flowers at www.FTD.com.

Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport.

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