Dennis Richard "Doc" Shotts

September 17, 1945March 8, 2018
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Dennis Richard “Doc” Shotts, 72, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away March 8, 2018. He was born September 17, 1945 in Pascagoula, MS and married Cynthia “Cindy” Moore in 1972. Doc worked in shipbuilding and marine design and retired from CDI. He had a passion for sports, especially the Florida Gator and the Jacksonville Jaguars. In addition to his wife Cindy, survivors include his brother, James L. Shotts; niece and nephew, Cody and Kim Allen; and sister-in-law, Pam Cameron. A service to celebrate the life of Dennis Richard “Doc” Shotts will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, March 13th in the Chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 1701 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, FL. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257 or to the Mayo Clinic Dept of Development, ATTN: Renal Cell Carcinoma Research, 4500 San Pablo Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32224.


  • Cindy Shotts, Wife
  • Include his brother, James L. Shotts; niece and nephew, Cody and Kim Allen; and sister-in-law, Pam Cameron.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Dennis Richard "Doc" Shotts

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mike gable

March 13, 2018

Doc and Cindy have been neighbors and friends for 40 years. Doc will be missed by so many among family and friends; he was so well liked. Rest in peace, my friend.

Butch Baum

March 13, 2018

Cindy I am so sorry to hear about Richard "Doc" I only met you once. My Grandfather was Richards uncle. I will always have fond memories of him he was a great guy.

John and Paula Prine

March 13, 2018

Our fondest memories of J.L, Louise, Richard and Jim are when they lived in "theburg." Salt water in their blood, they moved back to the coast. Boys off to college etc. Then we got the"prize" of our life, Cindy. Just meeting her you loved her. So much love, laughter and memories shared over the years with this family. Our hearts are rejoicing knowing we will be together again. Psalm 30:5b "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." (KJ)

Lucy Hanks

March 13, 2018

Dear Cindy,
Words cannot express how truly sorry I am to hear of Docs passing. He was such a sweet, kind and loving man. I've never met two people more suited for one another. You both shared something special, a bond, that most people never have. I'll always remember the roses he sent on your anniversary - added one for every year you were married. May all the love, memories, joy, and happiness you shared help you through this difficult time.

Love you girl,

DON Eason

March 12, 2018

Annette and I have been truly blessed to have known Doc (Cindy too) and call him our friend. He was the model husband and the consummate gentlemen. We have so many awesome memories of Doc and they are all positive. I can't ever remember a time that I saw Doc mad or not smiling. He was an awesome employee that probably never got enough recognition for his contributions.
Although he tried to make our oldest son a Gator but failed our other two sons were both Gator's. He was passionate about sports but nothing surpassed his love for Cindy!
Doc I love you brother and Annette and I send our deepest sympathy to Cindy and the family.

Mark Risi

March 12, 2018

I didn't know you guys outside of Florida Field, but it is said that when you know someone inside Florida Field you truly know them. We had some great times and some not so great times. But I will always remember his smiling face and the soreness of my hand after he high-fived me after a Gator TD or big play. Any friends I brought up to experience section 63 always remarked what a super nice couple sat next to me. I will alway cherish those days at Floria Field. My condolences to Cindy and the rest of his friends and family. The Gator family lost a true friend.

Ron Hunt

March 12, 2018

My sincere condolences. We all love Doc and will miss him greatly. He was a very kind and gentle man and always had a smile. He was a loving husband and was blessed with a loving wife. I will never forget my last visit with him when he reached out and squeezed my hand in friendship.

Bob Proctor

March 12, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and Doc were always such gracious hosts to the gang of guys from Georiga. We were hoping to come down but it just didn't work out. Please accept our condolences and love.
Bob Proctor


March 12, 2018

My heart, love and prayers go out to you and family. What a great guy. Always happy go lucky. Will always remember working with Doc and cutting down trees and painting your house and of course sharing a beer or two over the years. Heaven just got a whole lot more fun and more than likely Gator blue and orange.

Sandy Barata

March 11, 2018

Dearest Cindy,

We have fondest memories with you and Doc during our years at CDI. Then our common fondness for the Jaguars and Gators. Truly you and Doc were very special. Ray and I love you very much. We pray for peace in your heart and soul has you experience this sad loss. Please call us if we can do anything at all to help you. Love and blessings. Ray & Sandy Barata