Lewis Edmond Dodson Jr.
1932 - 2020
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Lewis Edmond Dodson, Jr.

Bossier City, LA - Funeral services celebrating the life of Lewis Edmond Dodson, Jr. will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, with Sheila Boyett officiating. Burial will follow with military honors in Centuries Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be held from 12:00-2:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Lewis was born on April 6, 1932 in Pickton, TX to Louis and Tommie Dodson and passed away on November 9, 2020 at the War Veterans Home in Bossier City, LA. Mr. Dodson honorably served his country in the United States Air Force as a Staff Sergeant in the Korean War. He worked as a teacher at Picton High School and later was a surveyor all over the area for 10 years. Lewis enjoyed fishing and was an avid reader but most of all he loved his flower garden. He was a faithful member of Brookwood Baptist Church for over 35 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 30 years, Lural Slay Dodson; siblings, Edith Derham, J. Carlyle Dodson, Bryant E. Dodson, and Dorothy Dodson; step-son, Dennis "Bo" Boyett and step-daughter, Linda Boyett Slay.

Lewis is survived by his step-daughters, Judy Ewoldsen (Jim), and Grace "Lala" Owens (Mike); step-son, Dutch Slay (Tammy); daughter-in-law, Sheila Boyett; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Honoring Lewis as pallbearers will be Mike Owens, Alan Boyett, Wade Slay, Zak Slay, Cameron Slay, and Austin Smith.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.

The family will like to express their sincere appreciation to Taulese Freeman and Courtney Pritchard for all of their care.






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Published in Shreveport Times from Nov. 10 to Nov. 11, 2020.
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November 11, 2020
The Final Salute

“Brothers and Sisters-in-Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Lewis Edmond Dodson, Jr. our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Lewis. To Lewis it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during the Korean War while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Lewis, we commend you for your honorable military service. You are a true patriot, who served your nation and your community with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family, church and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 985 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport and the 227 veterans of VFW Post 4588 in Bossier City, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Lewis’ family and loved ones.

Bernt Ebbesson, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

Ron Delaney, Commander, VFW Post 4588-
1004 Jeter Street, Bossier City, LA 71112
For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud
Carroll R. Michaud
Served In Military Together
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