March 2, 1948 - July 28, 2012
NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- William James Dover, age 64, of North Platte, passed away July 28, 2012, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.
William was born March 2, 1948, in Omaha to Ray K. and Marjorie Diskell Dover. He graduated from Valentine High School in 1966 and went on to attend classes at the University of Nebraska Lincoln where he studied journalism. He became an over the road driver which he did for many years, driving for Don Hagen. He was currently working for Perett Construction out of Valentine as a driver.
His hobbies were fishing, race cars and motorcycles, making his extremely hot chili, spending time outside and spending time with his children and granddaughter. He was always helping people.
Survivors include children, Brad (Esther) Dover of North Platte, Nicholas Dover of Omaha and Traci Dover of Whitecloud, Kansas; granddaughters, Cheyenne Dover of St. Joseph, Missouri and Kayla; grandsons, Shane Birdsong of North Platte, Anthony and Christopher; special friend, Judy Brownell of Holton, Kansas; adopted family, Staci and Nat McIntosh of Broken Bow, Dan Eller and Brent Gibbson both of North Platte; great-grandchildren, Quade, TyLee, McKinnon and Whitten; numerous other family members; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his favorite cat, Joker.
Memorials may be made in his name and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 at Holmes Funeral Home in Valentine, Nebraska with inurnment to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. today and Wednesday with the family receiving friends 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home.