H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel

4550 Peachtree Road Ne, Atlanta, GA


Joseph B Dodd Jr.

April 26, 1930October 16, 2017

Joseph Bowdoin Dodd passed away October 16th at the age of 87 years. A native of Rome, GA, Joe attended Darlington School and graduated from Presbyterian College. He had three scholarships in tennis, football and track. He was the senior class President, a member of Gold Key, and member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity. After a two year service in the army, during the Korean War, he entered as a second Lieutenant. He married his wife, Louise Cousins, and they raised four beautiful daughters. He was a successful builder and developer in Atlanta, GA for thirty years. On retirement, they moved to Big Canoe, GA, and spent 23 wonderful years. Joe was an avid tennis player and won many awards, southern and national. He is survived by his wife, Louise, of 64 years; his daughters, Martha, Lisa, Louise and Katherine. Joe is fondly remembered by his eight grandchildren, Ansley, Dodd, Taylor, Cubby, Caroline, Kyle, Vincent and Clark; and two great grands, Emma Lou and Dominic. A memorial of Joe’s life will be held at the Big Canoe Chapel (226 Wolfscratch Village Cr, Big Canoe, GA 30143) on Saturday, October 21 at 11:00 am, with the Reverend Len Walker and Lamar Helms officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Skyland Trail Mental Health Clinic, 1961 North Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 21, 2017


Joseph B Dodd Jr.

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Beverly Norvell Ferguson

January 1, 2018

Dear Louise, Martha, Lisa, Louise and Katherine, I was so saddened when Cathy recently told me of Joe's death. I have such fond memories of walking down the street to spend lots of time visiting, babysitting and singing with you girls. A lot of years have passed, but I'll always remember how much fun we had. You are all in my heart and in my prayers.
With love,
Beverly Norvell Ferguson

Holden Thompson

November 6, 2017

My wife said it was like divorce in the family when the Dodds moved to Big Canoe.I did not know what to do. I had been playing tennis with and against Joe for many years. With him it was fun, against him it was fun for him, but for me it was like playing against a back board, except a back board can not drop shot. I will miss him. I will always have the memories of the times we had together.

Steve Potts

October 23, 2017

Dear Louise,
I am writing on behalf of my father, Steve Potts, to offer his condolences and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. He had me make a modest contribution to the One America Appeal hurricane relief fund in Joe's honor. Steve would love to talk with you at some point, he has so many wonderful memories of Joe. As you may know, Steve has macular degeneration, so phone calls are ideal. His number is 240 380 0426. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Warmly, Lori Potts-Dupre

October 23, 2017

Please accept my deep condolences for the death of Joseph. He will be miss dearly by many for the wisdom he shared over the years. May the God of comfort, comfort family and friends at this difficult time. Matthew 5:4

October 20, 2017

Our most sincere condolences to your entire family. Joe was a much beloved neighbor and friend who will be greatly missed.

Jack & Candy

October 19, 2017

My sincere condolences are with your family in this time of sorrow. May God comfort your family and give you strength during this difficult Time. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17) JES ATL

Chuck Jonesboro

October 19, 2017

Offering our deepest condolences to the family and friends in your hour of grief. May you find peace and comfort in the words of God.

October 19, 2017

A wonderful man. Billy Gunn