James “Jim” Dodson Sr., 65, a resident of Old Fort, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2011, in a local health care facility.
He was the son of the late Mamie Lee Broadrick Dodson and Emmit Elisha Dodson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Tommie Jo Dodson; and brother, Harlan Dodson.
He retired from Diamond Carpet Mill. He was a member of Elkmont Baptist Church.
Survivors include his son, Staff Sgt. James Dodson and his wife, Adisa, stationed with the U.S. Army in Germany; daughters: Tammy Goodner and Martha Dodson, both of Cleveland, and Patricia Hembree of Ohio; sister, Sandy Elliot of Rome, Ga.; stepdaughter-in-law, Wanda Breedwell and her husband, John, of Old Fort; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
A Remembrance of Life service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2011, from the Wildwood Avenue Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes with the Rev. Ronnie Ledford officiating.
Interment was in Short Creek Cemetery in McMinn County with Alex Hembree, B.J. Williams, Curtis Roberts, Travis Baldwin, Billy Rogers and Keith Goodner serving as pallbearers.
The guest book may be viewed and signed at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.