Russell Hubert Dodson, (known as Russ or Bub) was born in OKC on December 16, 1937 to Lucille (Russell) Dodson and G.H. (Bunk) Dodson; He grew up in Sayre, OK and passed away at the age of 83 on February 1, 2021 in Gallatin, Tennessee with his wife and family by his side.
He married his lifelong best friend, Fran Fletcher of Berlin, Oklahoma on March 18, 1956 and they were blessed with over 65 happy years together. Russ was a member of the Sayre class of ’56. He joined the Air Force in May 1956 and was stationed at Kessler AFB, Biloxi, Mississippi where he taught basic electronics and radar systems. He was baptized into Christ at the Biloxi Church of Christ. He listened to his Bible tapes and we did an in-depth study of Revelations. In 1994 he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Arts from SWOSU. He was a HAM Radio Operator – WB5KEJ and had his pilot’s license. We owned and operated Dodson Studio, Fran’s Yarn Shop and the Play House daycare in Cordell. He designed and manufactured equipment for cable systems at his Weatherford company, Com-Video.
He is survived by his wife Fran. His children Randy Dodson and Karla Wilson of Richardson, Texas, adopted son Michael Brian Gordy, Lawton, OK, Ron (Bonny) Dodson, Westbrook, Maine, and daughter-in-law Rhonda (Haegele) Dodson Baytown, Texas Seven Grandchildren; Rusty Lee (Desiree), Ryan (Shawnell), Rachelle (Eric), Tiffany (J.C.), Tom (Carissa), Katie (Brock) and Carly (Matt).
Thirteen Great-grandchildren. Ember, Tyler, Max, Michaela, Luke, Jakob, Ethan, Zack, Andrea, Jude, Collin, Lucy and Taylor Nicole.
Two sisters, Darla (Charlie) Williams and Jeanne Kay Dodson of Oklahoma City. Four cousins, Scott (Mary Lynn) Peters, Jim (Karen) Peters, Tom (Jackie) Peters all of OKC JoAnn (Jimmy) Hill, Stillwater. He was preceded in death by his son Russell Lynn (Rusty) Dodson of Baytown, Texas. His parents and two sisters, Judy Ray Dodson and Charlotte Moseley Grandparents, Arthur and Eva (Hohenshelt) Russell. Hubert and Rebecca (Parman) Dodson, Step Grandpa Pop Gilbert. Aunts: Willa Carter (Lee) Flue, Jewel (Jack) Peters, Minnie (A.C.) Presley, Uncle: Garth (Pearl) Russell. Cousins Ralph Carter and Richard (Barbara) Carter.
Russell’s final wish was to have his ashes scattered where he spent the happiest days of his childhood, at Grandpa Russell’s farm near Sayre. No date has been set. If you wish, please make donations in his honor to Bulldogs for Christ at the Bible Chair, 109 W. Davis, Weatherford, OK 73096
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