2012-02-02 / Obituaries


James Henry “Bill” Bozeman, 68, of Semmes, died Jan. 13, 2012.

He was born Nov. 9, 1943 in St. Stephens. A 1962 graduate of Leroy High School, he was a member of St. Stephens Baptist Church. His work career was in the industrial field, painting and sandblasting, and eventually safety and hazardous waste.

Among others, he was employed by U.S.A. Coastal Marine, A.B.C. and I.M.I.A. His employment took him all along the Gulf Coast and the East Coast, earning the position of project manager. He spent the majority of his career with International Marine and Industrial Applications where he was in charge of safety and hazardous waste.

He served two tours of duty in the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War. Sgt. Bozeman served in Co. C 43rd Engineer Battalion. He was at Cam Rahn Bay and Da Nang.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years Billie Wayne Bozeman, Semmes; children, Anthony (Serena) Bozeman, South Carolina, Thomas (Stacey) Bozeman, Virginia and Amanda (Mike) Meyers, Semmes; four sisters, Dianne (Odell) Morris, Yarbo, Luverne (Glenn) Sullivan, St. Stephens, Maxine (Richard) Lambard, Gainestown, Marilyn ( Jerry) Whitehead, Jackson; eight grandchildren, Heath, Tommy, Timothy, Hunter, Dakota, Heather, Peyton and Adriana.

Preceding him in death were three brothers, Vernon Bozeman, Ken Bozeman and Burney Bozeman; a sister, Estelle Reynolds; and his parents, Ethel and Raymond Bozeman.

The service was Jan. 18 at the Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with the Rev. Glen Sullivan officiating. Internment was in Mobile Memorial Gardens escorted by the Patriot Guard, who also performed “Taps” and the flag ceremony.

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