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Donald "Don" Keith Dodson
January 23, 1934 ~ September 1, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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He was born in Indianapolis, Ind. on January 23, 1934, and was son of the late Carlos Everett and Ethel Mae (Lane) Dodson. Don grew up in Danville, Ind. and graduated from Danville High School Class of 1952 Following high school, he proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Upon his return, he would marry the pretty little redhead, he’d teased all those years on the school bus, Carol (Stephenson) Dodson. Together they raised 10 children. He owned his own business that had him traveling a lot but despite that Don participated in youth sports both sponsoring and coaching Little League Baseball teams in the community. As his children grew and moved away he continued to travel only this time to follow and support his grandchildren and great grandchildren in their various activities. He served faithfully in many leadership roles in his church setting an example to others. His door was always open to those who needed advice, help with a project or sometimes a place to stay.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Carol Dodson, children: Debora (Mark) Severinsen of Warrenton, MO; Dawnna (Miguel Guerra) Hogan-Guerra of Apex, NC; Daniel (Jennifer) Dodson of Edmond, OK; Douglas (Ruth) Dodson of Pleasant Grove, UT; Dee Anna (Rick) Ross of Kingsville, MO; Drew (Julie) Dodson of Summerfield, NC; Damon (Jennifer) Dodson of Pleasant Grove, UT; Danena (Eric) Cahill of Loganville, GA; Dixie (Bill) Brostrom of Mentone, CA; daughter-in-law, Shari Dodson of Mapleton, UT; 43 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren; brothers, Carlos Dodson and Dennis Dodson. In addition to his parents, Don is predeceased by his oldest child, Donald “Rusty” Dodson, II, grandson, Jacob Dodson, brother, Dean Dodson, son-in-law Michael Hogan and sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Ann Dodson.
The family will receive friends on Monday, September 11, 2023 from 11:00 am until the time of service at 12:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2125 Reeves Road, Plainfield, Ind. 46168. Burial will follow in Danville South Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.heltonandharrisfuneralhomes.com