|Birth: ||Dec. 15, 1942|
|Death: ||Jul. 20, 2010|
Correction provided by Layne Sacharin: "Please be advised that my next-door neighbor Billy Dover died last Tues night, July 20, not Fri, July 16. Memorial Park Cemetery posted wrong date at first, and it stayed wrong for a couple of days till family could get in town & get info corrected. Meanwhile, the Commercial Appeal, Billy's alma mater East High & other sites (such as your find a grave post) all took the wrong info & re-posted it on their site. Would appreciate if you could correct the info on Find a Grave. Thanks."
Obituary as published in The Commercial Appeal on July 22, 2010: "William Eugene Dover, 67, died Friday evening of complications from a long illness. He was born December 15, 1942 in Atlanta, GA to the late Pauline Lewis Dover and Benjamin Franklin Dover. He was a graduate of East High School, class of 1961, where he played football. He graduated from the University of Memphis with a degree in history, and then served in the Army as a Medic. He spent his business career in his hometown of Memphis, the city he dearly loved. He worked first at W. M. Barr Co. and then bacame a Vice-President of Holiday Inns, developing franchises all over the country. He later worked in the commodities industry for nearly 30 years, first with McVean Trading and then with Refco and Sparks Companies, Inc. from which he retired in 2005. Billy was best known for his love of music and animals. He was an early member of the Settlers, a popular folk/country/bluegrass/ rock band, with whom he continued to play for the past 48 years. He was a member of the Memphis Sport Shooting Club, with a reputation as an excellent shot. Billy owned and rode horses for nearly 40 years, and enjoyed a long series of very spoiled pets. He seemed to have a thousand friends, in part because of his cheerful demeanor and fun-loving personality. He is survived by beloved cousins Melissa Lewis Bernstein of NY, NY, Ritter Eugene Lemke of Savannah, GA, Mary Frances Lemke of Atlanta, GA, Henry Baker Dover of Tallahassee, FL, as well as Claudia Lemke Thomas and Virginia Lemke Howell of Atlanta, GA, and Walter Dudley Dover and Karol Dover Selvaggio of Tallahassee, FL. Funeral services will be held at 4 PM, Friday at Memorial Park Poplar, with visitation at 2:30 PM. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, P. O. Box 381435, Germantown TN 38183. Memorial Park Funeral Home."
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Benjamin Franklin Dover (1912 - 2008)
Pauline Lewis Dover (1913 - 2000)
Memorial Park Cemetery
Created by: Carole McCaig
Record added: Jul 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55310340