Thursday, April 21, 2016
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM CDT
Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
803 Main St.
Racine, WI 53403
AND Friday at the funeral home from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 11:00 A.M.
At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society - for prostate cancer research.
Life Story / Obituary
Acie Dogans, age 88, departed this life on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Ridgewood Care Center. He was born September 14, 1927 in Cotton Plant, Arkansas. Acie was the son of the late Willie and Emma (Nee: Walker) Dogans.
Acie was a graduate of Washington Park High School “Class of 1948”. During the Korean War, he proudly served as a paratrooper in the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division, also affiliated with the legendary WW II “TripleNickles” Airborne Division. Acie was a member of the local civic organization: American Legion Black Veterans Dorrie Miller Post 546.
On June 19, 1954, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Sammie Biles. He was a dedicated employee of the City of Racine for twenty-five years, retiring in 1992. Once retired, Acie became an active participant of the Lincoln Neighborhood Watch. He firmly believed; community involvement could make a difference in someone’s life. He focused on uniting those around him, instead of the divisive things that could separate us. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who truly embraced the meaning of family; he treasured time spent with his family.
He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of nearly sixty-two years, Sammie; his children, Michele Dogans, Dawn Dogans (Dana) Baylor, Eric (Mary) Dogans, Karen Dogans; his grandchildren (whom affectionately called him “paw-paw”), Tiffany Golden, Taneka Golden, Melissa Dogans, Tori Dogans, Brianna Hunter, Nicholas Baylor, Eric Dogans Jr.; his great-grandchildren, Tianna Hawkins, Xavier Golden, Aniah Cunningham, Vanessa “Nijahli” Hawkins, Yasmine Jude, Amari Dogans; his sister (who affectionately called him “brother”), Thelma (Lee) Finley; brother, Al (Maggie) Futrel and a host of relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his five sisters, an infant brother and his step-mother Birdie Dogans.
Funeral services will be held at the Maresh-Meredith and Acklam Funeral home, on Friday April 22, 2016, at 11:00 A.M. Interment will immediately follow, at Graceland Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home on Thursday April 21, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M and Friday April 22nd from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests donations in the name of Acie Dogans, to the “American Cancer Society.” We ask that all donations are stipulated for prostate cancer research.