|Birth: ||Oct. 19, 1920|
|Death: ||Jul. 31, 2011|
age: 90 yrs 9 mos 12 days
Allen Raymond Dodson, 90, of Neosho, MO departed this life on Sunday afternoon, July 31, 2011 at the home of his son in Haysville, KS.
Allen entered this life on October 19, 1920 near Sarcoxie, MO to the late Ray and Alva (Arnold) Dodson. He was raised in the Prosperity and Atlas communities in Jasper County, MO.
On March 27, 1941 he was united in marriage to Ada Marie Douthitt. He and Ada made their home in Carthage, MO where they lovingly raised their family. He retired in 1986 after 37 years of employment with Flex-O-Lators in Carthage and in 2000 he and Ada moved to Neosho, MO.
Allen was a charter member of the Wesleyan Holiness Alliance Church near Diamond, MO, where he served as a Trustee Board Member, Sunday School Superintendent and Sunday School Teacher for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 62 years, Ada Marie Dodson, on October 12, 2003; a grandson, Kevin Hazelwood; two brothers, Paul and Donald Dodson; and three sisters, Ruby Jesup, Jewell Gatlin and Virgie Weiss.
Allen is survived by two daughters, Barbara Littlefield and husband, Jimmy, of Neosho, MO and Donna Hazelwood and husband, Donald, of Bartlesville, OK; a son, Raymond Dodson and wife, Carolyn, of Haysville, KS; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; four sisters, Ruth O'Malley of Colorado Springs, CO, Bonnie Arnold of Carthage, MO, Margie Randall of Carthage, MO and Sue Ehnen of Smithville, MO; a brother, Virgil Dodson of Lamar, MO; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Dodson are 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, in the chapel of the Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home in Sarcoxie, MO with Reverends John Wade, Danny Perryman and Don Hazelwood officiating. Burial will follow in the Dudman Springs Cemetery.
Those honoring his life by serving as pallbearers are Jeff Dodson, Scott Hazelwood, David Hazelwood, Kent Littlefield, Timothy Hazelwood, Derrick Dodson, Ivan Hazelwood, Kyler Littlefield and David Littlefield. Austin Smith, Cody Hazelwood, Chris Hazelwood and John Allen Hazelwood will be serving as honorary pallbearers.
Ada Marie Douthitt Dodson (1925 - 2003)
Created by: Marilyn
Record added: Aug 25, 2011
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