She was preceded in death by: her beloved husband, Dr. Robert “Bob” William Oxford Jr.; a son, Randy Oxford; and a daughter-in-law, Laura Oxford.
She is survived by: her daughter, Lorraine “Lori” Oxford and partner Beth Marlowe; her son, Robert “Robin” William Oxford III; her grandsons, Robert “Robbie” William Oxford IV and spouse Jessica Oxford and Christopher “Chris” Paul Oxford; a great-grandson, Robert “Beau” William Oxford V; a great-granddaughter, Kaylynn Mae Oxford; and a host of nephews and nieces and their children and grandchildren, and so many, many friends. Dot Oxford was dearly and deeply loved by everyone who knew her. Her gentle spirit and good humor touched and brightened the lives of everyone she met. She enriched the world around her. She will be sorely missed by us all.
“Aunt Dot” or “Dottie,” as she was fondly known by many who knew her, was born in Tampa and raised in St. Petersburg. She received a degree in teaching from the Florida State College for Women, now known as Florida State University. She taught school at Druid Hills Elementary School in Atlanta, while her husband, Bob, attended Emory University Dental School. After completing Bob’s service in the military, the couple settled back in St. Petersburg, where Bob operated his dental practice from what was then the Oxford Apartment Building at 524 Ninth St. S. They raised their children on the shores of Tampa Bay. The couple retired to Payne Hill Drive in Clayton. Dot eventually moved to Atlanta after Bob’s death in 1998.
A memorial service was held Saturday at Lenbrook Square in Atlanta, where she lived, at 3747 Peachtree Road, N.E.
In lieu of flowers, please send any donations payable to the Lenbrook Square Foundation, Inc., for the benefit of the “Employee Hardship Fund,” at the address shown above.