Donald Melville Dodge

Published 11:19 am Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Donald Melville Dodge, of Saxe, passed away November 16, 2016.  He was born in Norfolk on May 17, 1945 and was 71 years old. He was the son of the late Clayton Thomas Dodge and the late Audrie Catherine Mason Dodge. He was married to Rachel Marie Dodge who survives.

He was a Veteran of the Naval Reserves and a retired police officer in Florida. 

Mr. Dodge is survived by his wife, Rachel Marie Dodge of the home; two sons, Donald Dodge and wife, Rae Lynn of Wisconsin and Michael Dodge and wife, Deborah of Lakeland, FL; one daughter, Kristin Dodge of Lakeland, FL; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two stepdaughters, Kathryn Lacks and husband, Joey of Randolph and Sissy Damron and husband, Lee of Shiloh, GA; three step-grandchildren; two sisters, Janice Robinson of Orlando, FL and Pat Skinner of Mulberry, FL; and a brother, Paul Dodge of Saxe. He was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Dodge.

Memorial service will be held Thursday, November 24 at 11 a.m. at 268 Tatem Road, Saxe, with the Rev. Donnie Dodge officiating.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.