MINER -- Veachel J. Dover, 88, died Dec. 6, 2012, at the Miner Nursing Center.
Born Aug. 19, 1924, at East Prairie, to the late John Wesley and Birdie Cooper Dover, he was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II, had worked as an auto body repairman and had been a member of the Morehouse Masonic Lodge.
On Sept. 6, 1945, in New Madrid, he married Norma Ruth Holyfield who preceded him in death April 8, 1998.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Tommy Lee Dover, in 1997.
Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and John Keating of Lakeland, Fla.; two grandchildren, Dr. Amanda Keating of Tampa and Tom Dover of Miner; and five great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Visitation is scheduled from 1 p.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. Monday at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Liz Banks, pastor of Trinity Chapel, will officiate.
Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent at www.blanchardfuneral.com.