He was the son of the late David Miller and Lula Bell Murphy Dover.
He was preceded in death by his son, Brian David Dover, who passed in 1972.
William was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Darlene Dover; children, William Jesse Lee Dover Jr., Scottie Alexander Dover; three grandsons, Matthew, Brian, and Jacob and Aleesha Dover; daughter-in-law, Malissa Dover; two brothers, Henry and Ray Dover; and one sister, Shirley Page.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 29 at Birdtown Cemetery with military graveside rites being conducted by the Steve Youngdeer American Legion Post 143.