The Rev. Henry Kenneth Dodson Sr.

June 28, 1921March 3, 2018

The Rev. Henry K. Dodson of Altavista, arrived in Heaven, along with his brother, Lynwood on March 3, 2018. Henry was preceded in death by his wife, the Rev. Mary E. Dodson. Henry was born on June 28, 1921 to the late Preston C. and Alma Holland Dodson and was also preceded in death by two sons, Henry K. Dodson, Jr. and Bennie Mann; five brothers, Preston Dodson, John Dodson, Glover Dodson, Warren Dodson, and Linwood Dodson and four sisters, Ruth Smith, Aurelia Lovelace, Mamie Hall, and Alma Lee Tyler. Henry is survived by his sister, Doris Brown of Lynchburg; his children, the Rev. Merle M. Dodson (Becky) of Staunton, VA, the Rev. Dr. Nancy Bennett, PhD (Dan) of War, WV, and Pastor Mike Dodson (Debie) of Lynchburg. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces, nephews, and faithful friends. Henry was retired from Dr. Pepper Bottling Company and was an Ordained Minister with the International Pentecostal Holiness Church and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Henry was a church planter, having planted and served as Pastor of Wadsworth Tabernacle in Lynchburg, Canaan Land Chapel in Florida, Buchanan Tree of Life, and Holy Land Chapel, both in Virginia. He was a charter member of Tree of Life Ministries. Henry loved the Lord Jesus Christ and devoted his life as a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ and was an avid promoter of Dr. Pepper. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 9, 2018 at Tree of Life Ministries, 2812 Greenview Drive in Lynchburg. Interment with military honors by American Legion Post 16 will follow at Tree of Life Cemetery in Altavista. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Tree of Life Ministries. To send online condolences to the family, please visit Whitten Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Timberlake Chapel is serving the family.


  • Mary Elizabeth Jackson Dodson, Wife
  • Preston Clark Dodson, Father
  • Alma Holland Dodson, Mother
  • Nancy Dodson Bennett, Daughter
  • Merle M. Dodson, Son
  • James Michael Dodson Sr., Son
  • Henry Kenneth Dodson Jr., Son
  • Bennie L. Mann, Son
  • Doris Dodson Brown, Sister
  • Preston Dodson, Brother
  • John Dodson, Brother
  • Glover Dodson, Brother
  • Linwood Dodson, Brother
  • Warren Dodson, Brother
  • Ruth Dodson Smith, Sister
  • Aurelia Dodson Lovelace, Sister
  • Mamie Dodson Hall, Sister
  • Alma Lee Dodson Tyler, Sister
  • Henry is also survived by seven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, and Many loving nieces, nephews, and faithful friends.

  • Dan Bennett
  • Michael Dodson, Jr.
  • Paul Dodson
  • Mike Dodson
  • Scott Moreland
  • Gene Campbell


  • Visitation Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Burial Friday, March 9, 2018

The Rev. Henry Kenneth Dodson Sr.

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Louis and Sue Bean

March 13, 2018

Dear Dodson Family,

Our prayers are with each of you. Henry was a blessing to us in so many ways it would be impossible to count. He shared God's word with us in ways that deepened our spiritual growth. We learned so much from him and cherished the special friendship we shared with Henry and Mary. The wonderful memories of our times together worshiping God is a lasting gift we will always treasurer.

Love in Christ,

Louis & Sue

Bobby Lewis

March 10, 2018

So sorry for your loss, the family is in our prayers for comfort, and the peace that surpasses all understanding.

Mike & Jo Ann Weeks

March 8, 2018

Will truly miss Mr. Henry, he and Mrs. Dodson were great neighbors. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Keith and Martha Triplett

March 8, 2018

Pastor Henry was a great Minister, a friend and inspiration to so many saints during his life. We will miss him so much but we know we shall see him again.

Cindy Spear

March 8, 2018

Dear Mike, Debi and family, your Pops was an interesting man, full of zeal. Doug and I always enjoyed his preaching and love for the Lord and for all of us. Praying for you all. We love you.

Shelia Adams

March 5, 2018

Mike, & Family,
Our prayers, and thoughts are with you, and your family. Pastor Henry was a wonderful man, always smiling, and such a caring man. Hold on to all the precious memories of your precious Dad. I know he is up in heaven, and sitting and talking with the Lord.
Love you all,
Gary & Shelia Adams, & Joyce Bolen

Biancia Tate

March 5, 2018

John and I are so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a great man and a great spiritual father to many. He is now with his beloved Savior, wife and brother.

Barbara Dillon

March 5, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family may God hold you in his arms through these difficult days.