|William Lee Lozier
My cousin, my Aunt Jane's son, died
very young. I wanted to honor his
Billy age 12
My cousin, Billy, was born on November 29th, 1954. And passed away too soon, at the age of 18 on
April 10, 1973. He was the closest in age of all my cousins and even though I didn’t know him well, I
remember him fondly. He was the oldest child and only son of my Aunt Beulah Jane Reece Lozier and
Uncle Albert L. Lozier.
Most of the information I have comes from the newspaper article detailing the tragedy of the day he
was killed in a car accident.
And in Closing
Billy is laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery, Perryville, Ohio. along with his maternal
grandparents Vallie McClure Reece and Zeb Reece. There are actually 33 other
Lozier's in this place, it is unknown whether they are related to Billy's father.
In part, the above article says, Billy was
...A member of the Northwestern High School senior class, William L. Lozier, 18, son
of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Lozier, West Salem RD 1, was killed on Tuesday when his auto
struck the rear of a farm truck on US 42, three miles southwest of West Salem in
... a three-year letterman in football and had played freshman basketball. He was
also a member of the chorus, FFA, library staff, math and science club and took part
in track and intramurals.
...He lived his entire life in the West Salem area and had worked at Leslie-Locke
Manufacturing Company in Lodi.
---He receive a letter and a pin in football and would have graduated in 25 days
from Northwestern High School.