Joseph Francis Dodd, 78, a long time resident of Alexandria passed away, Feb. 19, 2014 in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Mr. Dodd was born in Alexandria on July 16, 1935. The son of Joseph Wilford Dodd Jr. & Effie Victoria Rawlings Dodd. Married to the late Geraldine Brannen Dodd in 1959 by whom he had two sons. Married second wife Carol Vodra Dodd in Alexandria. He spent 10 years with the U.S. Navy, followed by a career with Hahn Shoe Company.
Preceding in death by his parents Joseph & Effie Dodd; and brothers Forrest Wilford Dodd, Herbert C. Dodd, Edward Rawlings Dodd, Malcolm A. Dodd, Alvin Gardiner Dodd; and one sister Vivian Randall.
Survived by wife Carol Dodd; sons from first marriage Gregory Francis Dodd (third wife
Mary) of Colonial Beach, Virginia and Eric Laren Dodd; grandchildren Andrea Lee Dodd McKinney and Christopher Joseph Dodd of Pikeville, Johnathon Michael Dodd of Lexington, Kentucky, and Sarah Yvonne Dodd of Crawfordville, Florida; and three great grandchildren Austin Jay McKinney, Ryan Nicolas McKinney both of Pikeville, and River Daniel Dodd-Hodge of Knoxville.
He was cremated at the Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home. Memorial donations can be made to the Alexandria Library Foundation at 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria 22304-2903.
Arrangements were made by Everly Wheatley Funeral Home in Alexandria, Virginia.