H.C. [Jack] Dodd, 89 of Rosalie

jackdoddHenry Clay (Jack) Dodd Jr., age 89 of Rosalie died Sunday, July 24, 2016 in Spring Lake Assisted Living in Paris. Funeral services will be 10 am, Thursday, July 28 at the Bogata First United Methodist Church with Rev. John Purviance officiating. Burial will be at Bogata Cemetery under the direction of Wood Funeral Homes of Bogata. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

He was born December 1, 1926 in Paris the son of Henry C. and Birt Holloway Dodd. He graduated from Texarkana High School in 1944 and immediately joined the U.S. Navy. He served on the U.S.S. Minneapolis Heavy Cruisier and stayed in the South Pacific and China during his military service. He was Honorably discharged in 1946 and attended U.T. Austin and later graduated from University of North Texas in 1950. He went to work for Brown and Root Construction in Houston later becoming Vice President in the Power Division and helped build two nuclear power plants, Comanche Peak at Glen Rose and Houston Power and Light nuclear plant in Bay City. He retired after 37 years, in 1988.

On May 29, 1954, Jack married the former Ann French in Victoria, TX. After his retirement, he and Ann moved to the Dodd homestead at Rosalie. Jack was an active member of the Bogata First United Methodist Church serving in numerous capacities and offices. He was a charter member of Rosalie Fire Department and Bogata Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife, Ann; his three children, Kristy Lynch and her husband, Rick; Danise Petticrew and Clay Dodd all of Rosalie; 3 grandchildren, Robert Lee Miller and wife, Fenna, Joshua R. Petticrew and wife, Ashlea and Brianna Petticrew and 3 great-grandchildren, Ruby and Ronan Miller and Madi Petticrew.

Jack’s motto that he kept on his desk for over 40 years was “What kind of world would the world be, if everyone was like me?” A good question for the rest of us to ponder!doddpic02

  1. Patti Haney says:

    To the family of Jack Dodd: I am so very sorry for the loss of this dear, sweet, man. I had the pleasure of knowing Jack for only the last 3 years. I wish it had been longer. In the moments that I did get to be around him, he made smile. I will treasure the memory from one church service that during praises and concerns he told us the story of falling asleep during a sermon at the nursing home the previous Sunday and a friend, an elderly lady from the nursing home, bonked him on the head with her newspaper. When he asked her why she hit him he said that she said he was snoring. It was just a short story, but he told it with so much more humor than I have here. He left us rolling in the aisles. In a world that can be such a dark place at times, Jack was a ray of sunshine. I will miss him. Prayers for your family, Patti Haney

  2. Linda Gray says:

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you! May God comfort you! Jackie & Linda Gray

  3. Andy Martin says:

    Jack was a great man and a good friend. I met him thru Lion’s Club of which he was an ardent supporter. Our prayers go out to this family and know that God is smiling that Jack has come home.

  4. Robert says:

    Please accept our deepest sympathies in your loss of this wonderful man, husband, father and grandfather. It was truly an honor to have known Jack and I can see those twinkling eyes and that confident smile as I send this message. May our good Lord bless you and keep you, Robert

  5. Glenda Harrison says:

    My condolences to the family and friends. Ann,Kristy, Danise,and Clay, you are in my prayers and in my heart. I loved Mr. Jack dearly and can still hear his voice. It makes me smile. There was something contagious about this man. I love you all, I am truly sorry that I cannot be there in this time. Loving, Glenda

  6. Susan Petticrew White says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Jack while visiting Texas to attend the wedding of my nephew Josh and my “new” and beautiful neice Ashley. Our side of the Petticrew family has had the opportunity to embrace one another where previous generations haven’t always done so. Jack welcomed me with open arms, although he had never met me, andas Danise’s sister-in-law, he immediately welcomed me so that I felt part of the Dodd family too! God bless you Jack, for your warmth, kindness and humor. And for hat slightly crazy ride though your property too! To Jack’s family: love, hugs and prayers.

  7. Kathy Allums says:

    My favorite memory of Jack Dodd happened several years ago during Vacation Bible school. He had watermelons for the kids and I just needed to pick them up. I took my son Mark with me to go to Jack’s watermelon field to get them. Jack and I got in his Ford pickup and Mark jumped in the back and hopped up on the tool box and Jack took off. And I mean took off! We got back after getting the melons and headed to the church and Mark just looked at me and said, “That old man drives fast!” I think I laughed all he way to Bogata from Rosalie. Jack was a very kind, generous, and wise man and he will be sorely missed by many! RIP Jack until we all meet again in the great beyond!

  8. Charlotte Dooley-Buckman says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers for Ann and family. Jack was a sweet man. I have known for several years and in last year and half got reacquainted with him and Ann seeing them at Springlake Assisted Living, where my Mom is as well. He was always entertaining and aways smiling. May you rest in peace dear man. Much love to all, Charlotte

  9. Van Bruce Wilson says:

    Dear Dodd Family,

    On behalf of Tona and myself and Toodie Tyson please accept our most sincere condolences in the loss of Mr. Dodd. Actually he is not lost, agree? He is now awaiting in heaven for the rest of us to join him. Awaiting in his NEW heavenly body where there are no medical assistance devices, sickness or infirmities. Thank you Lord. We are and will continue to pray God’s love and comforting assurance to surround each of you as you go through the coming days. We very much enjoyed his spirited conversations and domino playing at Spring Lake.

    Van and Tona Wilson and Toodie Tyson

  10. Lee Hancock says:

    To Ann, Kristy, Danise and Clay
    Susan and I missed Clay’s phone message from Monday and just learned that we lost Jack on Sunday.

    Your family has been a huge influence on my life. We first met in Wilmington, North Carolina around 1970 while working for Brown and Root on the Brunswick Steam Electric Plant, a nuclear power plant for Carolina Power and Light. Because of Jack’s influence, encouragement and the many enjoyable times we had on the various projects, the construction business would become my life’s work. I would follow Jack to Comanche Peak and Houston, and later go on to build a fairly successful construction company of my own. Through the years, I have thought back many times to those early years and how fortunate I was to have met Jack Dodd, P.E., and to have benefited from his unique style. Jack was my mentor and special friend.
    Susan and I keep his book handy at home and turn to one of his stories when our spirits need lifting. For certain, we will read one tonight with special emotion.

    We love you, Jack!!

  11. Clay so sorry for your loss, your family is in my prayers.
    Robin Jarrell Graham

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