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Roland Douglas Dodd
Roland Douglas "Buddy" Dodd, age 84, passed away on January 20, 2018.
He was preceded in death by his parents; George P. and Ruby Edmonds Dodd; brother, G.P. Dodd, Jr.; nieces, Jan Williams Schumacher and Erin Waller Foisy; and nephew, Chuck Williams.
Buddy is survived by his sisters, Shirley Dodd Williams of Tyler and Sue Dodd Zook of Navasota; and nieces and nephews, Susan Waller Burnett, Stuart and Brian Waller, and Donna Dodd, who all considered him to be a special uncle.
Buddy was born March 18, 1933 in Troup, TX to George Prentiss and Ruby Ellen Dodd. He was a 1951 graduate of Quitman High School where he played basketball including the championship teams of 1950 and 1951. Buddy served in the US Marines on the USS St. Paul during the Korean conflict. Upon returning to Quitman, Buddy attended East Texas State College and later worked for Caska Corp. as an office manager for several years.
Visitation will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Lowe Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Mr. Dodd will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 2:00 PM at Lowe Funeral Home with Brother Gabe Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Mineola.
THERE IS NOT A WEEK THAT GOES BY THAT DONNA DOES NOT ASK ABOUT HER UNCLE BUDDY. SHE HAS NOTHING BUT FOND MEMORIES OF HIM.REMEMBERS HIM PITCHING HER UP & CATCHING HER TO MAKE HER LAUGH. VISITS WITH HER "MAMOY." UNCLE TAKING HER TO THE LAKE WITH HER DAD. PLAYING WITH AMY & BRIAN.SHE SPEAKS OF RUBY'S BAKING GOOD DESSERTS & ALL OF HER GET TOGETHERS WITH HER GIRLFRIENDS. WHEN I TOLD HER ABOUT BUDDY SHE WAS VERY SAD,BUT COULD NOT MAKE THE SERVICES DUE A LARGE CROWD. SHE MENTIONED HER UNC TAKING HER TO DALLAS TO VISIT G.P. IN THE HOSPITAL. SHE WAS FOND OF CHUCK & JAN & ALWAYS LOOKED FORWARD TO PLAYING WITH BRIAN & AMY, HER CHRISMAS CARD & LETTER FROM HER AUNT SHIRLEY WAS ONE OF HER FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MEMORIES. DONNA IS A SWEET DAUGHTER WITH A LOVING HEART. SHE HAS BEEN WITH TRACY COOPER (HER SWEETHEART) FOR 25 YEARS. THEY CELEBRATED THEIR 25TH ANNIVERSARY JANUARY 10,2018. SHE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANY OF HER FAMILY. SHE CAN BE REACHED AT DONNA DODD 9332 KELLY GREEN ST. TYLER, TX. 75703
BARBARA DODD BURKS/DONNA DODD Jan 27 2018 12:00 AM
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to family and friends. May all of your good memories be greater than your sadness during this difficult time. (Isaiah 25:8)
Chris C Jan 23 2018 12:00 AM
I (Tracy) will always hold Uncle Buddy in the highest regard. He was a great teacher, mentor and person; in fact, he taught me virtually everything I know about sports and sportsmanship, as well as life itself at a very early age of life. Indeed, he was a father-figure to me.
Tracy L. and Kelly J. Burks Jan 23 2018 12:00 AM