Aaron Dail Dozier

Aaron Dail Dozier, beloved husband, friend, and family member, of Laramie, Wyoming, passed away on June 14, 2024, at the age of 66.

Dail was born on July 5, 1957, to Arthur Randolph Dozier and Mildred Catherine Dozier (née Skinner) in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. After Dail graduated from Northern Nash High School in 1976, he went on to enlist in the United States Air Force.

He attended Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. After Basic, Dail was transferred to Chanute Air Force Base in Champaign County, Illinois before eventually transferring to Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, South Dakota, as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician. Here, Dail ended up meeting his wife of 46 years, Sharon Kay Moede of Wheatland, Wyoming. He would spend the rest of his life with her.

Together, they transferred from Ellsworth AFB to Pope Air Force Base, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Hickham Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Little Rock Air Force Base, Jacksonville, Arkansas. At the end of his time at Little Rock AFB, Dail was Honorably Discharged from active duty at the rank of Staff Sargeant after 18 years of service to his country. However, Dail’s sense of duty never went away and he served another 3 years in both the Air National Guard and Army National Guard.

Following his love of planes, Dail spent the next decade contracting for various airline companies all around the United States. He then attended Wyotech, earning a diploma in Advanced Diesel Technology, as well as an Occupational Associate in Specialized Technology in Diesel Technology and Management, in the hopes of finding a job closer to home, and officially retiring shortly thereafter.

In retirement, Dail found joy in fishing, particularly in the art of making his own fly fishing rods and flies, through the Platte Rivers Veterans Fly Fishing Group. He cherished the time spent with his family including watching athletics and activities of the young family members in his life. He also enjoyed woodworking and his wood shop was a testament to his skill and creativity, where he crafted numerous projects. Dail enjoyed watching Westerns, listening to rock music, and enjoyed sharing stories of his time in the Air Force with all those who would listen.

Dail is survived by his wife Sharon (née Moede) Dozier; brother, Steve (Carolyn) Dozier of Hendersonville, North Carolina; his sister, Lisa (Richard) Coleman of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; and numerous close family members he gained throughout his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Mildred Dozier; and a number of other family members.

Dail was a man of many talents and interests, whose presence will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Services to honor and celebrate Dail’s life will be held at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home on July 8th at 10:00 a.m. Immediately following the services, full military honors will be performed at Laramie’s Greenhill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Platte Rivers Veterans Fly Fishing Group Laramie Chapter.

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Condolences (4)

  • Amy stokes (Moede)

    Dail was my second dad for four years of my life and all though there were times we did not see eye to eye he was my mentor sorry Sharon I was not there more for you and him I love you!!!!!!

  • Rita Tyson

    Lisa , am so very for the loss of your brother, brothers are very special. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. God’s presence is near the brokenhearted.

  • Anonymous

    He sure was a wonderful guy. I'm so grateful I got to know him and Radley got him for an uncle. Don't tell the others, but he was his favorite ;) He really loved hearing his stories from the past. I know he really misses him a lot already and he loves that he can be here with you guys through this. -Molly

  • Loretta Walker

    Sharon, so sorry to hear of Dail's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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