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Date published: 1/10/2014

Calvin F. Dodson

Calvin Franklin Dodson, 80, of Stafford County passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mr. Dodson was born in Castleton, Rappahannock County, on Aug. 5, 1933. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Mercury with the Sixth Fleet during the Korean War. Honorably discharged in 1960, he became a master plumber, working until retirement at age 72. He was a jack-of-all-trades and loved gardening. He was loved by his family; they thought the world of him. At work, he had the respect of all who worked under him.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha; father Joseph Dodson; and brother Marvin Dodson.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty Frances Thornton Dodson; two sons, Joseph and John Dodson; two grandsons, Joseph and John; one granddaughter, Sarah; three stepgrandchildren, Amy, Jack and Brad; and two great-grandchildren, Kylee and Desmond. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In accordance with his wishes, a private service was held in the hospital for his family. Any memorials may be made to a favorite charity. He will be missed forever.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.