Donald Dodson

Donald Lee Dodson

Saturday, May 13th, 1939 - Friday, April 23rd, 2021
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Donald Lee Dodson, 81 of Sparta, Tennessee passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

He was born Saturday, May 13, 1939 in Sparta, Tennessee. He was the son of the late Monroe and Wilsie Davis Dodson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth Monroe Dodson and Jackie Dodson.

Survivors include:

Wife- Sarah Dodson of Sparta, TN

Brother- Gary Dodson (Pat) of Sparta, TN

Daughters- Jacqueline Whittaker of Cookeville, TN; Donette England (Mike) of Jupiter, FL; and Tonya Dodson of Spencer, TN

Sons- Kenneth Wade Dodson (Tammy) of Sparta, TN and Russell Dodson (Angie) of Quebeck, TN

Grandchildren- Laci, Ayla, Brody, Memphis, Ashlyn, and Rylee

Aunt- Rae Lollar of Sparta, TN

Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Mr. Dodson worked as a brick mason for 61 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He never met a stranger. If you were his friend, you had a friend for life.

Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home with Joel Hillis and John Murphy officiating. The family will welcome friends from 1:30 PM until time of the service at the funeral home.


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  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 25th, 2021 | 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, April 25th, 2021 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Oak Lawn Funeral Home
    1786 Smithville Hwy
    Sparta, TN 38583
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, April 25th, 2021 | 4:00pm
    Sunday, April 25th, 2021 4:00pm
    Oak Lawn Funeral Home
    1786 Smithville Hwy
    Sparta, TN 38583
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Jose and Dawanna Lopez

Posted at 11:16am
Donald was so full of life and always had a good story to tell. He will be missed not only by us, but many. We will miss our times of laughter together most of all. Sending heartfelt prayers, condolences and love to each of his children and wife; he loved you guys and bragged on you all the time. Blessings and may God comfort you each one, we know how difficult a time it has been the last couple of years.
Sincerely, Jose , Dawanna and Joanna Lopez and Family and everyone from Jose's Market.

Noel Tolbert

Posted at 08:16pm
I'm sorry I didn't see this notice until Wednesday, April 27th. Donald was a couple of years older than me but like his wife, he was always such a friendly fellow. I was an across the field neighbor to his wife and her brothers and sisters growing up. Sarah and family lost a really fine man. I'm sorry I was unable to attend his funeral.
Noel Tolbert

June Sewell and family

Posted at 12:59pm
We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
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Doris S Murphy

Posted at 11:07pm
Sarah and family- so very sorry to hear of the loss of your life’s partner. He will be missed. Such a friendly and warm person as you are. May Gods Bless and keep you. Doris (Hicks) Murphy

Vickie Buck

Posted at 03:13pm
Donald was a wonderful neighbor and friend who will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers will be with the family.
Vickie Buck and family

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