Obituary: Charles D. Dodson
Charles D. Dodson
Charles David “Chuck” Dodson passed away on June 17, 2018 in Lindsay, Calif. He was 86 years old. Chuck was born July 23, 1931 in Paris, Ark. to Algie Lafayette and Bessie May Dodson. He was the fifth child of six brothers and one sister. The family moved to Oxnard, Calif. when Chuck was 8 years old. Chuck attended Oxnard schools where he graduated from Oxnard Union High School. He met his future wife Eleanor Smith and they were married on June 23, 1950. They lived in Oxnard, then later Camarillo where they raised their family of three sons, David Eugene, Charles Douglas and Gregory Allen. Chuck was a successful building contractor and owned his own business, Dodson framing, He built many homes in the Ventura County area. In 1970 he retired from the construction business and moved his family to Exeter where he owned and farmed citrus. Chuck and Eleanor loved to travel in their motorhome. They traveled all over the United States including Alaska and Canada. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating. He even built 3 houseboats that they along with his family enjoyed.
He was preceded in death by his sister Doris Johnson; brothers Bill, Harold, Arlis, Clark, and Joe; as well as his son Gregory. He will be missed by his wife, sons, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
There will be a private family service Exeter Cemetery on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 10 a.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansmillerguinnchapel.com. Services entrusted to Evans Miller Guinn Chapel