Leroy L. Dodge
Went to be with his Savior, Nov. 21, 2012 in Palm Desert, Ca. Born Dec. 29, 1922 in Lexington, NE. Roy served his country proudly in WWII as a naval radioman/ gunner in a dive bomber and torpedo bomber airplanes. After the war he met the love of his life, Mimi Sherman. They were married Oct. of 1947. They raised their 3 boys in Lexington, NE until 1959, he then moved his family to San Bernardino, Ca. His career was in retail sales management. After he left Lucky's/Gemco he started a new career for the bank of CA as a courier. He retired at the young age of 81. He was a faithful man of prayer and served in many capacities in his church. He enjoyed many potlucks and fellowships with his Sunday school class at Emanuel Baptist. Roy had a great sense of humor and love to tell a great story. One of his favorite things to do was going on motorcycle rides with his sons and friends. He was very gifted with his hands and could fix just about anything. He was loved by his friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his daughter Debbie. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Mimi, and their 3 sons Jim and Beckie Dodge, Kevin and Leslie Dodge, and Kim and Ladonna Dodge. 7 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. His brother Roger and Bernita Dodge, his sister Marjorie and Bill Hatting and many nieces and nephews. We are thankful to God that he blessed us with such a Godly man. We will miss you and see you soon. John 3:16
Graveside service will be held at Riverside National Cemetery, section 2 on Dec. 7th at 12:15, Officiated by Pastor Rob Zinn of Emanuel Baptist Church.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on December 4, 2012