James Monroe Dodson, Sr., 83, of Monticello, passed away on December 30, 2018 at Delta Memorial Hospital in Dumas.
He was born on April 24, 1935 in Clark County to the late Rufus Earl and Della Crews Dodson. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Pete Dodson; a sister, Daisy Mae Russell; and three infant siblings.
He was a retired construction worker, United States Army Veteran and member of the American Legion. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include his wife, Constance Miller Dodson of Monticello; four sons, James D. Dodson, Jr. and wife Cindy and Donald Earl Dodson all of Monticello, George Edward Dodson and wife Ada of Woolmarket, MS and Dennis Wayne Dodson and wife Amber of Corpus Christy, TX; two daughters, Della Fern Davis and husband Darrell of Oklahoma City, OK and Susan Ann Bates and husband Dennis of Trenton, FL; two brothers, Earl David Dodson and wife Myrtle of Grapevine, TX and Johnny Wayne Dodson and wife Alice of Lodi, CA; four sisters, Joan Keel and husband Bill, Betty Berry and husband Lorenz and Faye Beedle and husband Claude all of Monticello and Nellie Jean Collins and husband Wayne of Johnson City, TN; twenty-three grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Jeri Dodson of Oregon.
Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial in Gaster Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P O Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675.