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Julio Joseph Dovin died on December 1, 2011 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Preceding him in death are his father, John J. Dovin; sisters Irma and Nel Dovin, and niece Holly Lucas.

Surviving are daughter, Alicia Yates and beloved grand pets Lola and Lilly of Euless, TX; mother, Bea Dovin of Euless, TX; sister Vicki Kijewski and wife, Lynda Greene of Iowa City, IA; sister Bea Schulte and husband Damian of Greentop, MO, their children, Damian, Anna, Jessica, Julia, Lara, Joseph, Mark, Christopher, and Meghan and families; brother, John P. Dovin and wife, Pat, their children, Jonathan, Brittaney, Austin, Jansen and families; Damian Dovin and wife, Karina of Otsego, MI, their daughters, Amber, Rochelle, and Danielle and families; sister, Ruth Lunsford and husband Paul of Des Moines, IA; sister, Lara Wood and husband, Mark of Des Moines, IA, their children, Dominic, Haley and families; Dimitri Dovin and wife, Bobbie of Vichy, MO and son Matt and family, David Dovin and wife, Tina of Shelbina, MO, their daughters, Nellea and Emmalea; and brother Daniel Dovin and wife, Jody of Shelbina, MO, their children, J and Sophia.

Graduating from Knox County High School in 1982, he pursued a career as a mechanic and graduated from Phoenix Institute of Technology in 1984. Due to poor health, Julio had to abandon his dream of being a mechanic and returned to University of Missouri – Rolla where he earned his electrical engineering degree in 1997. Upon graduation, he moved to Dallas, TX and began his engineering career with Nokia Research and Development where he worked until the time of his death.

Julio enjoyed life to the fullest. While he loved his work as an engineer, he never gave up his hobby as a mechanic.

Julio’s love of family will never be surpassed. Moving to Texas alone, he quickly became a part of his community and leaves behind a host of friends in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. His immediate family will continue to gather annually for the summer float trips he initiated 15 years ago. Next week the family will gather for the annual Thanksgiving/Christmas event in Shelbina, mourning his loss and celebrating his life and love.

Services were held at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina, MO at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.

Memorials may be made to Salt River Community Care of Shelbina, Missouri.

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