Mr. Joseph Clyde Rozier, 73, of Jefferson City, MO passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Capital Region Medical Center.
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He was born on June 28, 1946 in Hawkinsville, GA a son of Mendel Clyde and Lucille Anna (Pirner) Rozier. He married Barbara Ann Ranger on February 1, 1969 and they were the first couple wed at the Cathedral of St. Joseph by Monsignor Poelker.
A lifelong resident of the Central Missouri area, Joe graduated from Helias High School and attended Lincoln University. After college, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served during the Vietnam War (1966-1971).
Joe was employed as a Heavy Equipment Operator with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 513, AFL-CIO. Throughout his career, Joe worked at various job sites and took pride in every project including the construction of the Callaway Nuclear Plant and the Union Pacific Bridge over the Gasconade River. He retired on November 20, 2001.
Joe will be remembered as a hard worker and a great provider. He passed on his working skills to his sons, who have both continued with the family line of business. Joe was a “jack of all trades” and would give the shirt off his back to any family or friend that were in need. He was also an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing, and listening to music from the 1950’s and 60’s.
Survivors include: his sons, Troy Jefferson Rozier (Cynthia) and Timothy Ryan Rozier both of Jefferson City; grandchildren, Brooke, Baylee and Brendan Rozier; sister, Mary E. Rademan; nieces and nephews, Stephanie Vollmer (Steve), Matt Rademan (Jill), Mitch Rademan, Sabrina Bates (Josh) and Max Rademan (Susan) all of Jefferson City.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; his brother-in-law, Steve Rademan; and his nephew, Mike Rademan.
Visitation will be held St. Peter Catholic Church from 9:30 until 11:00 am Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday at St. Peter Catholic Church with the Reverend Joseph Corel officiating. Entombment with military honors will follow at the Mausoleum of Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial are suggested to the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.