William "Dee" D. Gober, 93, of Ozark died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in Ozark. He was a rancher, a county sheriff and Arkansas Highway Police officer, principle and superintendent of Prattsville schools, a teacher and coach at Lavaca School, a Navy veteran, a member of First Baptist Church of Ozark, where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher, Gideons International, Arkansas Cattleman’s Association, Farm Bureau and Arkansas Retired Teachers Association and the widower of Mary Hillard Gober. He was born Sept. 18, 1924, in Star City to John and Maude Monroe Gober.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary K. Hillard Gober; two brothers, Monroe and James Gober; and two half-brothers, Otis and Marvin Gober.
Dee is survived by two daughters, Mary Dee Thompson and husband Andrew of Ozark and Alice Ann Bullington and husband Randall of Altus; five grandchildren, Jonathan Thompson of Naperville, Ill., Daniel Thompson and wife Kristi of Louisiana, Jillian Thompson of Fayetteville, Boone Bullington of Ozark and Blake Bullington of Lisle, Ill.; and one great-grandchild, Rhys Thompson.
Family will visit with friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Shaffer Funeral Home, 2315 W. Commercial St., Ozark.
Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Ozark with Brothers Ben Lairamore and Nick Webb officiating. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home in Ozark.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jonathan and Daniel Thompson, Boone and Blake Bullington and Dr. James Robertson.
Honorary pallbearers are Dee Gober's Sunday school class, Richard Armstrong, Bobby Bond and Reed Haynes.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Ozark or Gideons International.
To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.shafferfuneralhomeozark.com.