Chaplain William “ Billy” Ernest Dodson, age 73, died December 27, 2008 in the Bill Nichol’s Veteran’s Home in Alexander City, Alabama. Survivors are his wife, Ray Dean “Teen” Lumpkin Dodson, of over 51 years; one son, William Dean (Tracy) Dodson of Westfield, Indiana; three daughters, Galynn (Allen) Wilkinson of Chesapeake, Virginia; Donna DeAnne “Dee Dee” (Shawn) Feeney of Sheridan, Indiana; and Kimberly “Kim” Sue (Rick) Hogge of Sheridan, Indiana; and ten grandchildren.
Special appreciation is extended to the men of the Maverick Sunday School class of First Baptist church, the “coffee bunch,” and the staff of Bill Nichol’s Veterans Home in Alexander City, Alabama.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Selma with Dr. John Fain officiating. Friends will be received from 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Chaplain Dodson’s memory to the building fund of the First Baptist church or Gideon Memorial Bibles.