James “Jimmy” Estill Dodson, 77, of Columbia, Missouri formerly of New Franklin, Missouri passed away Wednesday October 16, 2019.
Visitation for Jimmy will be held at Howard Funeral Home Sunday October 20, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Jimmy was born March 21, 1942 in New Franklin, Missouri, the son of Estill Dodson and Fern Baker. Jimmy married Connie Howell May 12, 1990 at Shelter Gardens in Columbia, Missouri. He was a simple man; he loved to just sit outside and watch the cars go by. Jimmy also loved sports; he never missed a Cardinals game. He not only watched the St. Louis Cardinals, but he also enjoyed watching the St. Louis Blues. Jimmy was a member of the New Franklin Lions Club for many years. He loved spending time with his family and watching his children and grandchildren grow up.
Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents Estill and Fern Dodson, sisters Etta Ruth Rudloff and Marilyn Linhart. He is survived by his wife Connie, son Mike (Marsha) Dodson of Columbia, Missouri, daughter Kimberly Wakeman of Columbia, Missouri, sister Juanita (John) Ryan of Kansas City, Missouri, grandchildren Kalen Dodson, Kayla Ballenger, Kourtney Arrowsmith, Kaleb Kartheiser, and Caitlin Carman and great grandchildren Kenzlee and Kimmary Kartheiser.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the New Franklin Lions Club.
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