Lawrence Dodds

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  • "Dear Mildred and all: I was so sorry I could not be with..."
    - Winifred
  • "May Lawrence's soul rest in peace with Our lord in Heaven.."
    - RoseMary Saari
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    - Terry Clarkin
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    - Elizabeth (Libby) Conway
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DODDS, Lawrence Lawrence Aloysius Dodds, husband of Mildred White Dodds passed away on March 23, 2008. Mr. Dodds was born September 12, 1923 in Charleston, the son of John J. Dodds and Lorretta Hennessy Dodds. He attended Bishop England High School, Clemson University and obtained a Bachelor of Science from the Citadel in 1950. A World War II Army veteran serving in the Fighting 36th Infantry Division, Mr. Dodds was wounded at Cassino, Anzio and seriously wounded in southern France. He was awarded two Bronze Stars, one with V for Valor and Gallantry for action on the Rapido River, Cassino; one Silver Star, a Purple Heart and an Oak Leaf Cluster. As an Electrical/Electronics Engineer, he worked at the Charleston Naval Shipyard as Project Manager of all surface vessels, retiring in 1978. He was a member of Christ Our King Catholic Church, former President of the Christ Our King Men's Organization, former President of the Charleston Chapter National Association of Naval Technical Supervisors, founding member, coach and former President of the East Cooper Youth Organization, original member of the Sullivan's Island Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, Scout Master of Troup 36, member of Snee Farm Country Club and a member of the Knights of Columbus #704, 3rd and 4th degree. Mr. Dodds is survived by his loving wife of 61 years; five daughters, Diane Dodds Levesque (Jim), Judith Marie Dodds, Virginia Dodds Forsberg (Joe), Suzanne Dodds Kuppens (Tommy), and Sally Dodds Collins (Nick); two sons, Lawrence A. Dodds, Jr. and Gerald J. Dodds (Donna); 13 grandchildren, Michael Justin Edwards, Kerri A. Forsberg, Joseph L. Forsberg, Courtney Collins Oberly (Ryan), Nicholas A. Collins, Emily A. Kuppens, Thomas N. Kuppens, Jessica Dodds Stone (Harris), Lawrence Logan Dodds, Maire H. McMahon, Courtney Frail Kinowski (Ryan), Whitney M. Frail and Hollen E. Dodds; and one great grandchild, Harris Marion Stone. Mr. Dodds is also survived by two brothers, John J. Dodds II (Florine), J. Bernard Dodds (Tessi) and two sisters, Mary Loretta Dodds Moore and Helen Dodds Sheppard. He was preceded in death by two sisters Elizabeth Dodds Jacobs and Carolyn Dodds McDonald and one brother Hugh. G. Dodds. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 26, at the MT. PLEASANT CHAPEL OF McALISTER-SMITH, 1520 Rifle Range Road, from 5:30 -7:30 PM with a Rosary at 5:30. The funeral Mass will be Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 10 AM at Christ Our King Catholic Church, followed by the Rite of Committal at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Respite Care Ministries, 405 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403. McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, MT. PLEASANT CHAPEL is assisting the Dodds family. Online condolences may be sent to the Dodds family via Visit our guestbook at
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