Joseph Dossett


Joseph Edwin “Joe” Dossett was born Nov. 29, 1928, in Hillsboro, and passed away July 12, 2018, in Bryan. He was the son of Arthur Malcolm (1884-1944) and Daisie Leggett (1893-1981) Dossett. He had served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Joe spent his working days with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, assigned to several towns throughout Texas. He married Joyce Burdette (1928-2008) in Dublin, Texas. They moved to Madisonville in 1959, and called it home until each of their passings. He loved Madisonville and turned down more than one promotion rather than move away. Both of his sons graduated from Madisonville High School.

Joe graduated from Hillsboro High School and enjoyed telling tales of roaming the streets of Hillsboro with the likes of the late Dr. Red Duke and the late Texas politician, Bob Bullock. He attended Texas Tech and was an avid Red Raider fam. Joe had a passion for hunting, working in his yard and Red Raider football.

Joe was preceded in death by both of his parents; wife, Joyce Dossett; brothers, Malcolm and A.J. Dossett and sister, Grace Vincent. Surviving relatives include sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Paula Dossett of Conroe and Edwin and Gloria Dossett of Miami; grandchildren, Denna Dossett Mathieson, Jack Edwin Dossett and Elena Dossett Flores; and great-grandchildren, Andrew, Brandon and Emily Mathieson.

A funeral service for Joe was held Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville. A graveside service was held Monday, July 16, at Ridge Park Cemetery in Hillsboro.

Honorary pallbearers were Jack Dossett, Stephen Mathieson, Juan Flores, Andrew Mathieson, Brandon Mathieson, Don Plunkett, Russell Bailey and Clifford Barnett.

Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville, Texas was in charge of arrangements.