OBITUARY

Gene Dodd

January 14, 1947March 16, 2013
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Gene "Geno" Dodd passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at home. He was born January 14, 1947, in Lynn, Ala., to James Luther and Annie Bell Taylor Dodd. He graduated from Lynn High School in 1965 and entered the Army in 1966 and served two years. Gene and his wife, Nancy, moved to Decatur from Birmingham in 1979. He and his wife opened Geno's Pub in 1986 and ran it until 2002. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Gene was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, JM and Lathen Dodd; and his son, Ronald Dodd.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy; daughter, Dena; granddaughter, Synclair; and two brothers, James and Garnett Dodd.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dwight Nesmith officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home. After services a luncheon will be held for all family and friends at the VFW, 2309 Veterans Drive SE.

Pallbearers will be Randy Presswood, Greg Lentz, DC Moore, Greg Maples, Steve Waits and David Mansbridge.

Honorary pallbearers are Marlin Hutson, Mike Love, Carl Jones, Carlton Hanner and all the brothers of the Veterans of Foreign War and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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Glenda Simmons

March 22, 2013

Nancy i'm sorry for your lose. Geno was a good man Will never forget you guy's
Glenda

missy parker-rook

March 20, 2013

Nancy, Dena & Sinclair We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Gene, our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. I just know daddy was there to welcome Gene and I pray that God will comfort your hearts. Love always The Parker family, Peggy, Missy, Alex, & Justin.

Marlin Hutson

March 20, 2013

Nancy, Dena & Synclair,
Geno was a Very Good person that helped many of his friends in their time of need. He will be missed by a Host of Friends and Family. May God Bless his Family and may you R.I.P My Friend... Always, Hut

BOBBIE DAMILANO

March 20, 2013

GENO WAS A GOOD MAN I KNOW HE WILL BE MISSED.I DONE BUSSINESS WITH HIM AT RESTURANT EQUIPMENT IN DECATUR FOR YEARS.IT WAS AWAYS GOOD TO SEE HIM.
BOBBIE DAMILANO

CJK McDaniel and Family

March 19, 2013

Synclair, Ms. Dena, and Mrs. Nancy - our prayers are with you. We pray God's perfect Peace will be with you at this time of sadness. We love you!

Jacqueline Byrd

March 19, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Suzanne Nickles

March 19, 2013

Nancy, Dena & Synclair, Please know my prayers are with you. I looked at the photo gallery and that is exactly how I remember Geno, "Smiling and happy"! He is now in a wonderful place where there are angels smiling and singing with him. I love you all, Suzanne (Nelson) Nickles.

Ann Turner

March 19, 2013

Nancy and Dena, I am so sorry for your loss...Geno and his family was a part of my life for a lot of years. I pray for peace in your hearts during these rough time. Love to you always, Ann Turner

Cris Alanis

March 19, 2013

My prayers are with you and your family.

March 19, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. May you be courageous and strong during the days ahead.Joshua1:9