BELL CITY -- Johnny Clay Dover, 51, died Sept. 14, 2002, at his home, following an extended illness.
He was born Aug. 17, 1951, in Sikeston to the late J.C. and Orena "Renee" Duke "Dover. He was a 1969 graduate of Bell City High School and was a member of the Bell City United Methodist Church, where he was serving as president of the church administrative council. He was a member and past president of the Bell City Rotary Club and had served as a city councilman in Bell City. He also served two terms as a democratic committeeman for the Stoddard County Democratic Central Committee. For 18 years, he was a quality control technician at the Purina Golden Cat in Bloomfield.
On March 27, 1971, in Sikeston, he married Verna "Kay" Morris who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons, Derek Dover and Clay Dover of Bell City; one daughter, Meghan Dover of Bell City; one sister and brother-in-law, Kay and Carl Rampley of Sikeston; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Morris of Sikeston; two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Diana and David Thomure of New Madrid and Kim Morris of Matthews; four nephews, Brent Rampley of Benton, Tad Rampley of Sikeston and Jamie Riley and Eric Scott Thomure of New Madrid; and one niece, Karla Proctor of Benton.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Vanita Ann Dover.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The Rev. Linda Zych, pastor of the Bell City United Methodist Church, and Dan Richardson, minister of the Vanduser Church of Christ, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Brent Rampley, Tad Rampley, Dewayne Proctor, Jamie Riley, Eric Scott Thomure and Jordan Proctor.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Mike Todt, Fred Scherer, Ron Ballard, Clyde Jenkins, Corky Duke, Don Abner, Howard Abner, Julian Steiner and Rodney Bridger.
Memorial contributions may be sent to:
A.L.S. Association 5615 Pershing Ave., Ste. 20 St. Louis, MO 63112