Rufus "Tink" Cam Dodd

December 10, 1920August 16, 2013

Rufus “Tink” Cam Dodd, 92, passed away Friday, August 16 at his home. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 2 PM at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street with burial at Riverside (North Gate). The family will greet friends on Saturday from 5 to 7 PM at the funeral home.

Mr. Dodd was born in Atlanta to the late Marie Robinson Dodd and Colonel Nelson Dodd. He was given the nickname Tink as a young boy because he tinkered with everything. Mr. Dodd started his career in civil service with aeronautical training in Tennessee and moved back to Georgia in 1943 and started at Robins Air Force Base. He retired after 41 years from Robins Air Force Base as a Branch Chief over production control. Mr. Dodd served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired from the Navy Reserve in 1980. He was a Mason and a member of Masonic Lodge #298.

Mr. Dodd was preceded in death by his son, Larry. Survivors include his wife, Betty Garmon Dodd of Macon; 3 children, Dianne Watkins (Carroll) of Little River, SC, Pamela Swann of Alpharetta, and Deborah Minix (Mike) of Lizella; daughter-in-law Barbara Smith of Warner Robins; 11 grandchildren, Tammy Everidge (Craig), Tara Etheredge, Tina Swann (Mark), Dawn Miller, Valorie Thiel (Eric), Toni Simmons (Steve), Shannon Halsted, Melanie Harnist (Josh), Kurt Watkins, Michelle Mate (Frank), and Melissa Grimes (Dwight); and 18 great-grandchildren.

Visit to express tributes. Snow’s Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, August 17, 2013

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Cathy Harris

August 25, 2013

My prayers are with you all.

Paulina Greene Stone

August 19, 2013

Tammy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your grandfather was a very special man loved by many. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

August 19, 2013

Aunt Betty,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. We all haven't been close for some years, but I still can see Uncle Tink's awesome smile!
Wendy Simmons Wolkenhauer
(Joe & Linda's youngest)


August 18, 2013


Violet Fiorentino

August 18, 2013

With our deepest from the Fiorentino Family

Madison McRae Criswell

August 18, 2013

What a pleasure to know this man! He was so thoughtful, and witty. Sincerest condolences.

Carolyn Taylor

August 17, 2013

Mrs. Dodd, I am so sorry to read about your husband's death. I worked for him in the late seventies - he was a very good boss. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, Carolyn

David and Martha Carter

August 17, 2013

Betty and Family: Martha and I want to send our sincere condolences to all of you. You and Rufus have been our wonderful neighbors for the past 30 years. It was great to have a neighbor who could fix anything and more than willing to share his time, talent, and wisdom. He was always ready to lend a helping hand. He will be sorely missed by the entire Lokchapee neighborhood and especially his next door neighbors [the Carter's}. He was the Best.
David, Martha, Mike, Clarke


August 17, 2013


My prayers & condolences are with you and your family in the loss of your father. He will certainly be missed by all who knew him.

Sheila Marshall

August 17, 2013

Tara and Ryan we are so sorry for your loss. Grandparents are such precious gifts I know he will be truly missed. I love you both.