Philip Dan Doss

philip doss

Philip Dan Doss, 71, of Avinger, Texas passed away at his home on August 31, 2021.  Mr. Doss was born October 17, 1949 in Linden, Texas to William A. Doss and Winnie Hobbs Doss.  Philip served his country proudly in the United States Navy.

He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Spruce and husband, Joshua of Hughes Springs, TX; three sons, Danny Doss and wife, Brittany of Diana, TX, Bobby Doss and wife, Jenny of Bullard, TX and David Wiley of Longview, TX; two sisters, Carolyn Wall and husband, Lester, Philis Clark and husband, Jimmy all of Atlanta, TX; one brother, Steve Doss and wife, Belinda of Queen City, TX; eight grandchildren, Amanda, Taylor, Will, Devin, Caitlin, Cameron, Riley, Carson; one great-grandchild, Ayden and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Winnie Doss and one nephew, Alan Doss.

Services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 4, 2021 in the chapel of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home with Ronald Raines officiating and under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.  Following the service, the Patriot Guard will escort the family to the Linden Cemetery for military honors.

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  1. Our most sincere prayers are with each of you in these difficult days you must travel. Phillip was a friend to many because he was a honest caring man that would call you out if he thought that was right thing to do. Know that he will be missed by us, his friends as well as you, his family. May Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ fill you with His Perfect Peace.

  2. I am so saddened by the loss of my dear friend, Philip. He was one of the good, honorable men in this life and served his country all his life! He will be sorely missed!

  3. I was Philip’s email friend through my sister Gwen and our common friend James Campbell. We prayed for him through months of COVID and surgery . We all thought he was going to make it and win because we knew that Philip was a fighter . Much love and prayers to all in the family. We all loved and had the ultimate respect for Philip ! We all loved him. We know we will see him again in Heaven ! He definitely will be there ! Love, Lou Ann

  4. Our families grew up together in Avinger. You were so loved by us all and especially by my father and mother, Rolan and Betty Foster. There was an event at the Avinger Fire Department for veterans when I was a very young. Late 80's early 90's. This is when I learned of Philip's service in Vietnam and his love for our military and country. He will always be our small town hero! Love a prayers to the entire family.

  5. To the entire Doss family, I was truly saddened to read about the passing of Philip. As most of you know, we all grew up together since our Mothers we very good friends and worked together for many years at Brooks Hospital. I can still remember several adventures that we shared in our younger years. Philip will be missed. May the Lord be with each of you during this very sad and difficult time. Ray presley

  6. So very sorry to hear this sad news. Prayers for his family and friends at this difficult time. May God comfort you as only he can. God bless you all.

  7. I worked with Phillip at the Steel Mill years ago. So sorry for your loss. He was a good man and I enjoyed working with him.

  8. Phillip was a friend for many
    years. we had lots ofgood times in our younger days.
    Love and laughters talking
    about the crazy things we did everytime we talked. Good man a d lot of great memories. Rest in peace my good a dhigs toall the kids

  9. We are so sorry for your loss. We love Philip and have so many great memories with him. We pray for your family.

  10. Sincere condolences from the Young family. Danny, Becky, Bobby…your Dad was a nice man. He will be missed. Prayers for each of you and your families.

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