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Garnet Wade Doss, 89, of Spencer, VA, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville/Henry County. Born on October 26, 1923 in Franklin County, VA, he was a son of the late Laura Adkins Doss and Christopher Stone Doss. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Annie Sue Doss; a sister, Doris D. Amos and brothers, James B. “Pete” Doss and William Hubert Doss.

Mr. Doss was a U. S. Army veteran during World War II, having served in Normandy, France and was assigned to the 530th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Tank Company. He retired as an electrician from E. I. DuPont, Inc. with 40 years of service. He was a member of Nettle Ridge United Methodist Church of Stuart, VA and he was a member of the Horsepasture District Fire Department, having served for 40 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Diane D. Wright and husband Dwight C. Wright of Critz, VA; grandchildren, Susanne Errichetti and husband Joey of Patrick Springs, Sarah Brannock and husband Daniel of Ridgeway, Christopher Wright and fiancé Emily Rieder of Brooklyn, NY and Emily Wright of Critz, VA; five great-grandchildren, Annie Payton Errichetti, Austin Craig Errichetti, Ethan Michael Errichetti, Colton Luke Errichetti and Sophie Elise Brannock.

The funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Nettle Ridge United Methodist Church, Stuart, VA with Pastor Mark Clayton officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, February 20, at Norris Funeral Services Martinsville Chapel from 6:00-8:00 P.M. and other times at his home.

The family requests that memorials may be made to Nettle Ridge United Methodist Church, 70 Nettle Ridge Loop, Stuart, VA 24171 or to the Horsepasture Volunteer Fire Department, 3020 Spencer Preston, Martinsville, VA 24112.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Martinsville is serving the Doss family.

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