Robert Dean Dodson|
October 10, 1942 - August 13, 2014
SALEM - Robert Dean Dodson was born in Monticello, AR on October 10, 1942 to parents Rufus Earl Dodson and Dellar Crews Dodson. He proposed to Geraldine Ellen Fowler on August 11, 1967 and they married on February 10, 1968. Bob worked as a construction superintendent residing in various states such as Arkansas, California, Colorado and Oregon.
Bob attended Word of Life Fellowship Church in Salem, Oregon. His hobbies were fishing, hunting, camping, reading westerns and watching the western channel. His favorite past time was spoiling wife, children, grandchildren, puppies and anyone else he felt needed spoiling. To many he was a favorite uncle, a stand-in dad and an "adopted" grandpa.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Dodson, two daughters, Cheryl Diane Dodson and Patricia Ann Kane, two grandchildren, Jeremy Martin Kane and Jacob Robert Kane, Brothers Earl Dodson of, Grapevine, Texas, James Dodson of Monticello, AR and Johnny Dodson of Lodi, California, Sisters Joann Keel, Betty Berry, Faye Beedle of Monticello, AR, Jean Collins of Little Rock, AR. He was preceded in death by his sister Daisy Mae Russell and his brother Pete Dodson.
The family would like to thank the staff at OHSU for the professional manner in which they cared for Bob during his heroic battle and the compassion and caring attitude shown to all family members throughout the entire process.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Union Gospel Mission of Salem, PO Box 431, Salem, OR 97308 or on-line at www.ugmsalem.org or a
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00pm today and Saturday, August 16th at 10:00am with the memorial service following at 1:00pm, all at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service. Interment will be at Monticello, AR at a later date.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Aug. 15, 2014