The Rev. Harold Lloyd Dover, 94, of Davenport, Iowa, and formerly of Anniston and Arab died Monday, June 10, 2019, at Generations Rehabilitation Center in Rock Island, Illinois.
The Rev. Dover was born Sept. 1, 1924, in Calhoun County to John Santford and Annie Rea Williams Dover. He married to the former Elzie G. Carey on March 16, 1946, in Guntersville. She preceded him in death.
Papa, as he was lovingly known by his family, was a talented musician and gifted minister of the Gospel who served his country in the South Pacific during World War II. He retired as a machinist from French and Hecht, Davenport, Iowa, in 1987.
He is survived by two daughters: Tewanta Dover Lopez of Davenport, and Renee Dover of Huntsville; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great, great-grandchildren; brother: Buster Dover; sisters: Annie Maude Thornton and Mildred Thornton.
He was preceded in death by a brother: Jones Dover; and sisters: Nellie Whitman Garrison, Josie Mae Bean, Irma Bean and Lorene Carey.
The funeral was Monday, June 17, 2019, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa, with Nancy Weingartner officiating. Military honors and interment was in the military cemetery of Rock Island, Arsenal, Rock Island, Ill.
Pallbearers were Brent Sprague, Isaac Gannett, Jordan Sprague, Sage Martin, Luke Nielsen, Samuel Nielsen, Kevin Carey and Tim Norman.