So sorry for your loss! Mr. Dodson was one of my instructors at Allen County, very sweet wonderful man who will be missed!
Family of Lee Dodson,
I was one of those many young soles that Lee influenced during his years as Dean at Washburn University. I was very active in students affairs/government and worked with Lee on innumerable occasions. He was a great mentor, and a great friend, and our paths continued to cross over many years after our meeting. My wife and I send our thoughts and prayers for each of you during these times of sorrow.
Please accept my condolences during this difficult time. I don't remember Dr. Dodson being called Mr. baseball in the 60's and 70's when I knew him. Yet all my memories of the Dodson family involve playing baseball. My favorite memory is playing catch in my front yard trying to catch a curve ball from Jim. I never caught it. My best to all the Dodson's.
To the family of Mr. Basebsll,
Lee was a very special man to me and my family! My kids grew up with him at the ballpark while their Dad played and later while they all played on the same field with our Grandson Jaxon watching. As Lee would say the Cooper's are at the park and ready to play ball!! We have been very fortunate to know and love the man that I will forever remember as Mr. Baseball. Annette Cooper & all the Cooper clan! Tony, Anthony (Lindsey, Jaxon), Justin, Nathan (Charlie).
Oh my, where do I start. I was one of many who had the privilege of growing up in Tecumseh with wonderful caring parents and teachers. Lee Dodson taught me in the classroom, on the ball field and in his tiny office when I needed a stern "talking to." Lee taught me to pitch and our mixed team (boys and girls on same team) was the best in the county! After ball practice, he would dress me in his mask, glove, shin guards and chest protecter, then pitch to me. He looked like a giant when he went into his wind up and kicked his left leg up to throw. The ball came so fast I didn't have time to be scared. In his classroom during the World Series the text books were put away at game time and we listened to the games on his radio and kept score on regular score books. He taught us all the correct way to score and we were graded, I'm sure to see if we were paying attention. I send my sincere condolences to his family during this sad time. Lee spent Christmas with Jesus this year. What more could we ask!
He was a great man!! I grow up knowing him from my dad Jim price. So sorry for your loss! Blessed be!!!
To all the Dodson family,
Lee Dodson, was a great man and a great person to so many. I have very fond memories of him coaching my brother Roger who played for the Aces. I was very young and very much in love with watching the Aces win. Lee, had a way of bringing in the family and making each game a family affair. I enjoyed the game of baseball, but I loved Mr. Dodson. I loved the Aces...Thank you Lee Dodson for many fond memories.
We had some GREAT times and I will miss you.
You were an outstanding player and Manager.
As a student at Tecumseh, I have many memories of Mr. Dodson. He was a wise, kind, seemingly all knowing & gentle giant of a man. My Mom & I were telling stories about him just yesterday. She remembers that us girls had lock the basement door on him and as we're gigling about it; here comes Mr. Dodson strolling down the hall towards us! Seems he crawled out a window & came to greet us.
He left his mark of moral compus & positive outlook on life with us. RIP, Mr. Dodson
He was a wonderful man that loved and treated everyone the same, loved baseball like nobodies business and was a joy to be around around the ball field, thank you to him for the opportunity to live out a dream of mine in the twilight of my sports life.
My father Jack Gentry was your Father's cousin. He thought so much of your father. Stokes and Beulah were also important in his life. The times I met both your father and your mother they impressed me as very lovely friendly people. I send my sincere condolences. Gail Daniels
Jim, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Listening to his baseball stories before games at Mcdonald Field & then Lee up in the box announcing games, playing his music between innings. Great memories.
I was a student at Tecumseh grad school, I considered Mr. Dodson to be a great teacher, and just plain fun to be around. You could see his love of children(all people). Prayers to the family.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
I value the time spent with Lee. What great conversations we had about baseball, Topeka, and life in general. My sincerest thoughts to the Dodson family. I know there will be a tremendous void in your lives now that won't easily be closed. He will be missed by so many.
Jim, Mary, Doreen, & Katie.....Sorry to hear about your father/grandfather. My love goes out to all of you during this time of sadness. I am sure that he is playing baseball up in heaven now on the best team (God's team). Thinking of all of you.
Great guy! Wonderful at WU.
Mr Dodson was also my principle at Tecumseh and he was one of the sweetest people I have ever met. May he rest now and enjoy the gloryhe has earned by being such a truly great man!
My condolences to the Dodson family on the loss of a great man. I was a member of his Aces baseball team in the early '70s. He will be missed by the Topeka community.---Rick Schmidt, Topeka
Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory.You were my Principal and my Friend at Tecumseh Grade School.The Class of 1961.
Please accept my sympathy. I am proud to have known Lee & to have benefited from his leadership and kindness. I also remember, as a youngster, watching Lee pitch for the Topeka Owls. He could really bring it.