John Milton Dodson, 79, of Farnham peacefully departed his Earthly life at home on Monday, August 3, 2020 with his beloved wife nearby. Born in Richmond County to Ethel Bryant Dodson and Fred Carrington Dodson, John was the husband of Beatrice Mae â€śPollyâ€ť Davis Dodson. He was also a member of Oakland United Methodist Church and was employed as a ferry operator for VDOT for many years.
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John was a kind and loving man who held his family dear and his friends close. Everyone who knew him could rely on him to lend a hand or an ear. Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife Polly, his brother Melvin Stuart Headley of Farnham, his sister Mary Ethel Linthicum of Tappahannock, his sister-in-law Joyce Dodson, many beloved nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. John was predeceased by his parents, his dear daughter Lisa Gail Dodson, and his brother Elmer Fred â€śBootsyâ€ť Dodson.
A funeral service to celebrate Johnâ€™s life will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. The service will be officiated by Reverend MiRhang Baek at the Welch Funeral Home in Warsaw. The service at the funeral home will be open to invited family and guests. The burial to follow in the Oakland U.M.C. Cemetery will be open to the larger community. All Covid-19 protocols will be strictly adhered to at the funeral and graveside and will include the mandatory wearing of masks as well as observing social distancing. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a contribution in Johnâ€™s name to the Oakland U.M.C. Cemetery Fund, c/o Nancy Jones, 2176 Cedar Grove Road, Farnham, VA 22460.