Harlen Lee Dodson, 95 years old, of Center Point, TX, passed away October 31, 2021, in Kerrville, TX. He was born in Okemah, OK to Howard Dodson and Mary Moon Dodson on September 12, 1926. He married June Ledbetter on September 11, 1948 in Santa Rosa, TX.
He went to school at Santa Rosa Public School in Santa Rosa, TX. He graduated from Texas A&I University in Kingsville, TX in 1948. He was a farmer, teacher, and coach in Santa Rosa and Bishop, TX. He was a veteran of World War II in the Navy in the Philippine Theater on the ship USS Scanlon. He served as president of Santa Rosa Kiwanis Club, was in Lions Club in Bishop, TX and was ordained Baptist Deacon in 1950 at Santa Rosa First Baptist Church and all the other Baptist Churches where he was a member.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Johnson and brother-in-law, Alden Johnson from Lyford, TX; and a son, Larry Dodson of Bishop, TX.
Survivors include his spouse of 73 years, June Dodson and son, Jim Dodson, both of Center Point, Texas; two grandsons and two granddaughters; five great grandsons and granddaughters; the latest great grandson is named Harlen Dodson.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Grimes Funeral Chapels.
Graveside military service will be Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 11 a.m., at Restland Memory Park, Bishop, TX.
Condolences may be sent at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.