Charles Crawford Doss, 74, died at his residence Dec. 12. A native of Decatur, Ala., and resident of Westminster Village in Spanish Fort, Ala., for the past nine months, he was previously a long-time resident of Covington. He was preceded in death by his parents Frances Jane Irwin Doss, formerly of Decatur and of Mobile, Ala., at her death in 1987, and Jack Crawford Doss of Hartselle, Ala. who died in 1972. Mr. Doss was in the United States Marine Corps and honorably discharged in 1961. He was a graduate of New York University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Episilon fraternity. He was a mechanical engineering consultant having worked for numerous aircraft companies such as Boeing, McDonelll Douglas, GE, Hughes Missile Systems Corp., and Sikorsky Aircraft, among others throughout the United States. Mr. Doss enjoyed interacting with many friends and classmates from high school, college and his professional career.
He is survived by first cousins Terry Locklin Moore, III (Beth) of Daphne, Ala.; Harriet Zoe Moore Powell of Eufaula, Ala.; Cecil Timberlake (Carolyn) of Decatur; Sam Timberlake (Mary) of Dadeville, Ala.; Diana Doss Sparkman (Michael) of Hartselle, Ala.; Jean Doss Kerr (Steve) of Atlanta; Charles Harold Doss (Elise) of Birmingham, Ala.; Ellen Doss Milling of Griffin; Jenny Doss Westfall (Barry) of Brightfall Beach, N.C.; and Jerry Lynn (Nancy) of Atlanta; and their families and many friends.
A private graveside service will be held in Decatur at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation at 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016, or a charity of your choice.