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10300 Richmond Road
Warsaw, VA 22572
Phone: 804-333-3770
Fax: 804-333-0079
John Dodson

John Milton Dodson

Friday, August 23rd, 1940 - Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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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 “Polly” Davis Dodson. He was also a member of Oakland United Methodist Church and was employed as a ferry operator for VDOT for many years.

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 “Bootsy” Dodson.

A funeral service to celebrate John’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 John’s name to the Oakland U.M.C. Cemetery Fund, c/o Nancy Jones, 2176 Cedar Grove Road, Farnham, VA 22460.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Welch Funeral Home- Marks Chapel
    10300 Richmond Road
    WARSAW, VA 22572
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    This visitation is by invitation due to the limited nature of seating and the ability to insure the safety of our guests during this challenging time.
  • Service

    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 11:00am
    Welch Funeral Home- Marks Chapel
    10300 Richmond Road
    WARSAW, VA 22572
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    This service is by invitation due to the challenges presented by the Covid virus.
    Rev. MiRhang Baek
  • Interment

    Oakland United Methodist Church Cemetery
    3223 Oakland Road
    FARNHAM, VA 22460
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    All are welcome with Covid protocols in place and observed. Thank you very much.


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mary hinson tomas

Posted at 08:43am
Polly ,
Our Deepest Sympathy in your loss . John M , will truly be missed by all who new and loved him.
May God grant you the strength to get threw this time ,
With Deepest Sympathy ,
Joe & Mary Lou ( Hinson ) Tomas


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Shirley H. Harper

Posted at 04:42pm
Polly, Please know that you have my deepest sympathy in your loss, I have such fond memories of you and John. I wish I could be there to say goodby but the times are not being very kind to us right now. God bless and take care of you. Love, Shirley Hatch Harper

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