Lester U. Dodge

July 17, 1936April 12, 2018

Little River

Lester U. Dodge, 81, died April 12, 2018 at Embrace Hospice House, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Born on July 17, 1936 in Chesapeake, VA, he was the son of the late Clarence and Ethel Hodges Dodge.

Mr. Dodge is survived by his wife of 17 years, Gail Eckert Dodge; children, Connie Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Fields, Rebekah Hickman, Karen LaRose and Lynn Eckert; brother, Harold Dodge; and 11 grandchildren. He is predeceased by his first wife, Linda Jo Quinn Dodge and son, Lester U. Dodge, Jr.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, April 19 at First Presbyterian Church, Myrtle Beach, SC. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 1105 48th Avenue North, Suite 109, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

A guestbook is available at

Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.


Lester U. Dodge

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Linda Sutherland

April 14, 2018

Gail -
On behalf of our family...please know how sorry we were to hear of Les' passing. Do know that You and Your entire family are in our hearts and our prayers; praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please accept our deepest condolences.
Our Dear Sweet Les....May You Forever RIP! What a joy it was to have known You! What a treasure You were to ALL of us. Your infectious smile and that twinkle in your eye will never be forgotten! RIP My Dear Friend!

Linda Bishop Sutherland