Obituary of John Barkley Doss III
John Barkley Doss III, a resident of Mandeville, Louisiana, passed away on October 4, 2020 at the age of 87. He was a native of Torrance, California, born on July 28, 1933 to the late Charles L. Doss and Cora Doss. John proudly served in the U.S. Army and then went on to a have a successful career working as a computer analyst for the Defense Department and Intelligence Community working with the Apollo Space Program. He then worked with the Naval Oceanographics Office as a division manager at the Stenus Space Center. John was a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in New Orleans. He enjoyed surfing, music, football, and gardening with a specialization in roses in his spare time. John loved the outdoors and was an adventure seeker, climbing Mount Whitney at just 13 years old. He was also a skillful craftsman, building a cabin with his father in the San Bernardino Mountains community of Running Springs. John was a true family man and loyal friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
John is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Doss. He is the beloved father of five children, Cindy Hughes (Alan), Elizabeth M. Doss, Gregory Doss, and the late Baby Charles and John B. Doss IV; caring grandfather of Wendy Hunt, John B. Doss V (Amanda), Brandon Doss (Christine), Davin Eidson, and the late Stephanie Doss; and proud great-grandfather of eight great-grandchildren.
Relative and friends are invited to attend a visitation (adhering to social distancing guidelines) on Monday, October 12, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Audubon Funeral Home located in Slidell. A Funeral Service will begin at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate in John’s memory to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral located 1200 Robert E Lee Blvd in New Orleans, LA 70122. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.comTo plant a tree in memory of John Barkley Doss III, please visit Tribute Store
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