Walter Henry Dodson, 65, of Springdale, passed away on January 3, 2016 at Northwest Medical Center of Springdale.

He was born October 18, 1950 in Monticello, AR to the late William Boyd Dodson and Viola Sanson Cantrell.

He was retired from Kroger, an Arkansas National Guard Veteran, and of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Chelsea LeeAnn Dodson; two brothers, Leon Dodson and Gary Dodson; four sisters, Betty Jean Herring, Mildred Morris, Peggy Thomason and Ruby McBride.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy Barnes Dodson of Springdale, AR; two sons, Chance Dodson and wife Katie of Rison and Zachery Dodson of Springdale, AR; one daughter, SaeJen Dodson of Springdale, AR; one stepdaughter, Tabitha Martin-Shinn of Pine Bluff, AR; daughter-in-law, Anne Dodson Studdard of Pine Bluff, AR; four grandchildren, Jakob and Jaxson both of Springdale, Noah and Trippton both of Fordyce; one brother, Waymond Dodson of Warren, AR; three sisters, Shirley Knight of Monticello, AR, Mary Green of Farmington, AR and Diann Douglas of Warren, AR.

Graveside service will be 3:30 PM Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Union Ridge Cemetery. Burial will be with Military Honors. Arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman.