October 7, 1969 - January 4, 2022
Coach Shane Dover, age 52, of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Coach Dover was born on October 7, 1969 in Stephens County, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Dover; maternal grandparents, Brady and Ruby Benfield; and paternal grandparents, Clarence and Edith Dover; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Larry and Marilyn Zimmerman. Shane was a well loved coach, teacher, deacon and youth minister. He was retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation with 26 years of service. The day after retirement he began coaching and teaching for the last several years. Shane was a member of Habersham Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and youth minister. Shane's true calling was working with youth in any capacity he could serve especially coaching and teaching. Coach Dover was loved by all who knew him, especially his family and students. Survivors include his loving wife of 28 years, Kristie Zimmerman Dover, of Demorest; son and fiancé, Sawyer Dover and Dana Howington; Sutton Dover; and Slade Dover, all of Demorest; mother, Jeanne Benfield Dover, of Demorest; brother and sister-in-law, Shawn and Alysia Dover, of Clarkesville; niece and nephew, Carley and Seth Dover; sister-in-law and spouse, Lacey and Chase Butler; and nephews, Asher and Gabe Butler; and aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral Services will be held at 12: 00 p.m., Saturday, January 8, 2022 at the Auditorium of Habersham Central High School with Rev. Doug Porter, Dr. Brian James, and Coach Benji Harrison officiating. Interment will follow in the Yonah Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2022 and on Friday, January 7, 2022 at the Whitfield Funeral Homes, North Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Coach Dover's Memory to the Habersham County Schools Athletic Department, 2059 Highway 197 S., Mt. Airy, Georgia 30563. Coach Dover's Funeral Service https://fb.watch/atts69IRd3/ Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, North Chapel at 245 Central Avenue, Demorest, Georgia 30535. Telephone: 706-778-1700.
Coach Shane Dover, age 52, of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Coach Dover was born on October 7, 1969 in Stephens County, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Dover; maternal... View Obituary & Service Information
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