Roselawn Funeral Home & Roselawn Cemetery

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Rev. H. Lynn Dozier

February 10, 1932May 17, 2020

Rev. H. Lynn Dozier, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020. The graveside Celebration of Life will begin at 1 pm, Wednesday, May 20, at Roselawn Cemetery, with Reverend Wayne Dozier officiating. Lynn was born on February 10, 1932, in Elmore, Alabama. Lynn is survived by his wife, Colleeon Lawrence Dozier; son, K.L. “Buck” Dozier; daughter-in-law, Charlotte Dozier; granddaughters, Kristin Lynn, Britney Celeta, and Caroline Olivia-Grace; great-grandchildren, Avery Nicole Hopper, Cameron Elijah Hopper, Isaac Liam Williams, and Naomi Celeta Williams. He is preceded in death by parents, Lonnie Dozier and Cannie Perkins Dozier; brother, William Isaiah Dozier; parents-in-law, Ocie Milton Lawrence and Thyra Smith Lawrence. Ancestry: French; Education: Wetumpka High School, Samford University, and further Pre-law studies; Military: Korean War Petty Officer I, Sonar (Combat). His ship was hit and he was rescued at sea. He later was selected by U.S. Navy on a “Goodwill” tour around the world. While stopped in Sri Lanka, India, he felt God’s call to assist indigenous pastors in small villages. Now, 50 years later there are 52 church groups, 7 schools, orphan ministry, widow ministry, all part of the Indian outreach. There are now more than 40,000 recorded hand-written personal testimonies of Indian brothers and sisters in Christ. Lynn, bi-vocational pastor, served at Point Mallard Baptist Church, Antioch, in Limestone Co.; Round Island, in Athens; Briarwood, in Decatur. As a member of Decatur Civitan Club, he worked with Alabama’s Governor to insure that guard rails were installed on the Tennessee River causeway to save injury and lives. If you received a gospel tract from an “old stooped man,” who loved to share his love of Jesus and invited you to his wonderful Decatur Baptist Church, his invitation still stands.


  • Colleeon Lawrence Dozier, Wife
  • K.L. "Buck" Dozier, Son
  • Charlotte Dozier, Daughter-in-law
  • Kristin Lynn, Granddaughter
  • Britney Celeta, Granddaughter
  • Caroline Olivia-Grace, Gtanddaughter
  • Avery Nicole, Great Granddaughter
  • Cameron Elijah, Great Grandson
  • Isaac Liam, Great Grandson
  • Naomi Celeta, Great Granddaughter

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  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020


Rev. H. Lynn Dozier

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Tommy Fuller

May 22, 2020

Rev. Dozier also served as pastor of the Gum Springs Baptist Church during the mid- to late 1960's. He was a good pastor and very encouraging to the youth of the church. He had a calm demeanor and provided good leadership for the congregation. As one of the youth in that congregation, I am grateful to have known Rev. Dozier and his wife. They were an encouragement to me and the youth of the church. While a loss to the family, I know that you.. do not grieve as those without hope! Till we meet again! - Tommy D. Fuller

Dee-Dee Freeman Burks

May 20, 2020

My heart and prayers are with his family. This was a wonderful man of God. He baptized me when I was just a little girl and Mrs. Dozier was my 3rd grade teacher. I have known them all my life and Heaven has another angel today. May God bless Mrs. Dozier and Buck (and family). Truly a wonderful family
with hearts bigger than most.
My deepest sympathy
Dee-Dee Freeman Burks


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