BAXTER SPRINGS, KS — Edgar Thomas Dockery, age 81, Baxter Springs, Kan., formerly of Joplin, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2011, at Quaker Hill Skilled Nursing Center after a lengthy illness. Ed was born Aug. 4, 1929, in Granby, Mo., son of the late Hugh and Mae Dockery. He served in the United States Merchant Marines during World War II. He worked for over 30 years with Ozark Airlines at the Joplin Airport. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Joplin for over 30 years. In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Dockery, who died Oct. 3, 2010, and a brother, Robert "Rocky" Williams of Granby. Survivors include a son, Philip Dockery and wife Debbie, of Baxter Springs; a daughter, Brenda Burnett and husband John, of Tulsa, Okla.; grandchildren, Will Burnett, Phil Burnett and Jake Burnett. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at 2 p.m. in Parker Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow in Granby Cemetery with family serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at Parker Mortuary on Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.parkermortuary.com
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