George William Dover, 81, of Jacksonville, peacefully passed away, January 9, 2020. He was born on April 19, 1938 in North Little Rock, Arkansas to Clayton and Marie Graham Dover.
George graduated from Jacksonville High School and attended Little Rock University and began a lengthy career in accounting. He worked his way up the corporate ladder while working for several Arkansas companies including MacLean Esna Corporation in Pocahontas, where he retired in 2003 as the company controller.
In addition to his long-standing career in accounting, he was once a member of the Greater Little Rock Jaycees and remained a member in the different cities in which he lived. He also helped run the District 3 Democratic Headquarters during the 1970s in Springdale when he ran for Justice of the Peace in 1976. He was also in the Pocahontas Rotary Club and a member of the Pocahontas Country Club, where he was an avid golfer. After retiring, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and loved spending time on Greers Ferry Lake.
George was of the Baptist Faith and was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Doyle Dover, and Jearl Dover; and stepfather Elmer “Daddy Jeff” Brannon. He is survived by his son, Major (Ret.) George “Keith” (Sondra) Dover, Little Rock; granddaughter, Crystal Dawn (Shane) Ross, and great-grandchildren, Hannah, Christopher, Megan, and Abigail Ross, all of Joplin, MO; sisters Lorene Jones, Little Rock; Lois (Jerry) Douglass of Farmington, NM; Martha Hardin, Cabot; brother Vernon (Anita) Brannon, Furlow; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Natural State Funeral Home, 2620 West Main in Jacksonville on Monday, Jan. 13, followed by a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Cabot officiated by Pastor Clifford Hutchins.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in George’s memory may be made to Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 10415 Mount Pleasant Cutoff, Cabot, AR 72023.
Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400