Roy Dodd – SEPT. 9, 1930 – AUG. 2021


Roy Earl Dodd of Henderson passed away in Aug. 2021 at his home.
Graveside services were 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bethel Cemetery with Bro. Ken Frye officiating.
The family received friends at Shackelford Funeral Directors – East Main Chapel from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday.
He was born on Sept. 9, 1930 in Bolivar to Ira Vernon and Minnie Ann Dodd. He attended school in Bolivar.
He worked for Butts Produce in Jackson, the railroad in Indiana and Pennsylvania, Concrete Products Company and the tannery in Bolivar.
In 1968, he began working for Grinnell in Henderson. He retired from Grinnell in 1993 and began working with a friend logging until he retired in 2010 at age 80.
He met his sweetheart Ann Ligon in 1949, and they married on Nov. 5, 1959, in Corinth, Miss. They resided in Jackson until 1953 when they moved to Henderson where they lived and raised two daughters – Shirley Cupples and Sheila Lindsey. He and Ann attended Bethel Baptist Church where they raised their daughters to know and love the Lord.
He rarely met a stranger and was always willing to help anyone in need. He worked with his hands, caring for his garden, building things, repairing vehicles and equipment, and training horses. He enjoyed teaching his children and grandchildren to ride horses. He also enjoyed teaching his grandchildren how to fish. He loved watching westerns, Abbot & Costello, and Laurel & Hardy shows. He was always ready to play cards or work on a puzzle. He never was one to have a long conversation on the phone, but he loved talking to you in person. In all he did and how he lived, he taught us a strong work ethic and how to love and help others.
He is survived by his loving daughters, Shirley (Tony) Cupples and Sheile (Richard) Lindsey; four grandchildren, Liberty (Dan) DeFilippo, Khakki (Matt) Bonner, Ben (Jenna) Cupples and Adam Lindsey; and seven great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Ann Dodd; his parents, Ira Vernon and Minnie Ann Dodd; and his siblings, Leo Dodd, Naomi Ferrel, Ruth Smith, Lillie Rose Isabelle, and Archie Dodd.