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Willie Dockery departed his earthly life on Monday, July 8, 2019.  He was born on April 27, 1948 to the late Rena M. Miller and Ben Dockery.  He was also preceded in death by his brother, James Miller; sister, Tewanda Miller; two nephews, Tyree Miller and David Miller. 

A veteran, he served in the Army and retired from the City of Charlotte, NC.  He was a member of Unity Lodge #85 of Charlotte, NC.

Willie affectionately known as “Doc,” loved children, working on cars, and shooting pool.  Once considered one of the greatest pool shooters on the East Coast, he was known as “One Pocket” because of his pool table shooting skills and playing the game called One Pocket.  Also known as “Nickel Will,” you could always find him at his pool room working the tables while grooving to the jukebox.  As an amateur HAM radio operator, he enjoyed having conversations on his cb radio from his home with fellow operators around the world!

Surviving to cherish his memories are his three sons, Willie Dockery of High Point, NC, Zachary (Monyette) Dockery of Atlanta, GA. and Carlos (Charlene) Hough of Baltimore, MD; daughter, Angela McGill of High Point, NC; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Patricia (Pastor LJ) Tisdale, Gloria (James) McLean and Linda Miller all of High Point, NC; two brothers, Levander Miller and Jerome Miller both of High Point, NC; a friend, Roscoe Harvey, who was more like a brother; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Friendship Holiness Church, 820 Leonard Avenue, High Point, NC. Interment will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.

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  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.
  • Thursday, July 18, 2019
    My thoughts and prayers are with the Dockery family. May the Lord grant you all peace and comfort during this difficult time. Blessings, S. Denise Mingo
    ~ Sara Mingo   High Point, NC
  • Friday, July 12, 2019
    I am sorry I wasn't able to say good bye.
    ~ Angela McGill   High Point, NC
  • Friday, July 12, 2019
    I'm sorry I didn't get to say goodbye granddaddy I love n miss you rest in peace.❤
    ~ Angela McGill   High Point, NC
  • Friday, July 12, 2019
    I'm sorry I didn't get to say goodbye granddaddy I love n miss you rest in peace.❤
    ~ Tatiyana Flores   High Point, NC
  • Friday, July 12, 2019
    Dear Grandpa Willie We will miss you. Even if some didn't get a chance to say goodbye.we love you and we enjoyed your presence. Love,Angelina
    ~ Angelina Flores   Jacksonville, NC
  • Friday, July 12, 2019
    Dear Great Grandpa, I’m sorry that I did not get to say goodbye to you and tell you how much I love you. We will all miss you.
    ~ Dior   Atlanta, GA
  • Sunday, July 14, 2019
    You will truly be missed but not forgotten. I enjoyed you being apart of my life, brother-in-law. RIP!!! Love you Kathy Grace
    ~ Kathy Grace   High Point, NC