David Charles Dozier, Jr. was born December 4, 1938 in Santa Clara Pueblo. He passed away June 23, 2020, from complications due to Alzheimer’s in Dallas Texas where he had lived most of his life. He Graduated University of Dallas in 1960. While at UD, he met Dianne Flusche; they married and together raised four children throughout their 60-year marriage. He began his professional career as a sportswriter for the Texas Catholic newspaper, then took the classified advertinsing director position at the Dallas Times Herald. In 1974, he and three partners formed DBG&H, an advertising agency. in 1984, David was honored by President Reagan at a White House ceremony for his work promoting fair housing. He started The Dozier Company, a marketing and advertising firm, with his children in 1988. David loved fishing with his father and uncles in the Santa Clara Canyon, but his greatest pastime was running. Highlights of his running life include completing more than 9000 loops around White Rock Lake in Dallas and more than 120 marathons: Consecutive White Rock/Dallas Marathons, 22 Boston Marathons, as well as the New York City, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, and St. George, Utah marathons each multiple times. He helped more than 200 individuals train and complete their first marathon. David was an active member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and served as an usher/head for more than 50 years. He was the parish’s first person to receive the Bishop’s Award for Service to the Church. David also volunteered as a certified trainer at the Downtown YMCA for more than 10 years and was named the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas outstanding volunteer in 1996. He was a memorable youth coach for his children’s sports teams. David was an avid fan of the University of Texas Longhorns and every team on which his children or grandchildren played. He is survived by his wife Dianne, and their children and spouses. Debbie Hain (Steve) Becky McCall, (Shawn) Mike Dozier (Kristine) and Connie Brevik (Greg) and their grandchildren, Cole and Ben McCall, Charlotte and Matt Hain, and Anna and Ella Dozier, his sister, Bette Haidusek (Bubba) and their family. He also leaves behind Wanda Dozier, Migue Dozier and Anya Enos, his cousins and their families of Santa Clara Pueblo. On June 27 at 6:30am 100 runners gathered in tribute to David at the White Rock Lake in Dallas. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the funeral was private on June 30. His wife, devoted partner of 60 years, Dianne, died unexpectedly the day after the funeral.
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