Gerald Robert Dodd, son of Vernon Robert and Lena Helen Stone Dodd, was born September 11, 1930 in Tallant, Oklahoma. He departed this life, November 22, 2018 at home, in Camdenton, Missouri at the age of eighty-eight years, two months and eleven days.
On December 19, 1954 in Germany he was united in marriage to Karoline Eva Winheim and to this union three children were born. Together, they shared sixty-one years of marriage
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife the late Eva Karoline Dodd, his son Glenn Dodd, and his daughter Rita Keeth.
He is survived by his son James Dodd and wife Barbara of Camdenton, Missouri; five grandchildren, Sandy Ingersoll, Jason Dodd, Kristopher Keeth, Cindy Keeth, and Kari Dodd; twelve great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Gerald was raised in Tallant, Oklahoma and he joined the military during the Korean and Vietnam wars and served for twenty-one years, were he was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
Him and Eva moved to Texas and later to the Lake of the Ozarks. He retired from Modine after twenty years of service.
Gerald made a profession of faith and was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.
In his spare time, he enjoyed watching Blue Bloods, the St. Louis Blues and Cardinals, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. Most of all he enjoyed traveling the world with the love of his life.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate his life and his accomplishments and will treasure the memories he created for his family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 30, 2018, at Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service in the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to HospiceCompassus and left at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri.