William M. Dodson, 93
Mr. William M. Dodson, 93, died June 18, 2017, at Minford Retirement Center. He was born December 9, 1923, to Sam and Sue Pickrell Dodson in Ashland, Kentucky, where he was primarily raised and graduated from high school. He was a decorated infantry veteran of WWII, serving in the Philippine Islands and Okinawa. After the war, he graduated from The Ohio State University and Cincinnati College of Embalming. In 1952, along with his brother, Kenneth Dodson, he started Erwin-Dodson Funeral Home in Minford. He was married to his loving wife, Jeane, for 61 years before her death in 2011. Together they raised their two children, William E. (Ellen) and Rebecca. He is also survived by his grandchildren Andrew (Stacy) Dodson with their sons, Maxton, Grayson, Braden, and Isaiah; Daniel (Dinah) Dodson with their daughters, Emma and Ruby. All reside in Scioto County, Ohio. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth B. Dodson, and two sisters, Jessie Margaret Wallace and Iris Powers. Long-time memberships include Minford United Methodist Church, Water 1 Board of Directors, Minford American Legion Post 622, and Minford Fire Department.
Funeral services will be held at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home on Thursday, June 22 at 11am with family friend and evangelist, Patrick Gampp ofﬁciating. Visitation will be 4 to 8pm on Wednesday, June 21, and one hour before the service. Military rites will be provided by the American Legion immediately following the service. Burial will be at 3:30pm at Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa, Kentucky.