Joseph Dodds, Jr.

Joseph William Dodds, Jr. age 94, died Saturday July 11, 2015 at Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center He was born July 7, 1921 in New Orleans, LA. and resided in the Opine Community for the past 41 years. He was a retired pipefitter and a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a devout Catholic and member of Sacred Heart Parish.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Joseph W. Dodds,III and Mary M. Dodds of Thomasville, AL; two grandsons and their wives, Michael C. Dodds and Amie Dodds of Prairieville, LA; James P. Dodds and Christie G. Dodds of Thomasville, AL; three great grandchildren, Ariana Baudoin and Kathryn Dodds of Prairieville, LA; and Jesse U. Dodds of Thomasville, AL; one great-great granddaughter, Kortlynn Klaire Baudoin of Prairieville, LA; one sister, Lenore D. Phelps of Metairie, LA; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma Agee Dodds, second wife, Marie Bradford Dodds, his parents, Joseph W. Dodds and Esther R. Dodds, four sisters, Julia Faller, Josie O’Neal, Edna Dodds and Viola McCauley.

Visitation will be held at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home on Monday, July 13, 2015 from 6:00 pm until 8:00pm. Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Tuesday July 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Burial will be in the Bashan Baptist Church Cemetery.

Arrangements by O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville, AL.

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