John Carroll Dodd, Jr

Born: Mon., May 21, 1934
Died: Fri., Aug. 15, 2008

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John Carroll Dodd, Jr., 74, of Greensboro, Georgia, passed away suddenly on Friday, August 15, 2008. He was born on May 21, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late John Carroll Dodd, Sr. and Agnes L. Kilgore Dodd. He was a graduate of Orange County High School in 1952 and Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with a minor in Physical Education. He married Mary Ann Shively in 1957. He attended Kent State University where he received his Masters of Science in Administration. John began his teaching career at University School and spent a majority of his career at the Lakewood Public Schools in Cleveland, first as a teacher and then as an administrator at Hayes Elementary School until his retirement in 1994.

At a young age he was introduced to canoeing in the outdoors of Ontario, Canada. He subsequently spent 48 summers with family and friends at his cabin on Lake Penage in northern Ontario.

After retirement John and Mary Ann moved to Greensboro in 1995 to live on Lake Oconee near Reynolds Plantation. They made many wonderful friends and considered this their year-round alternative to their Canadian camp. John then dedicated his volunteer efforts to the Old Salem Fire Department.

John is survived by his wife of fifty years, Mary Ann Dodd, of Greensboro, GA; his three children: John Carroll Dodd, III and wife Lori of Westport, CT; Thomas Guy Dodd and wife Kimberly Weems of Saranac Lake; Margaret Ann Dodd of Greensboro, GA; brothers: Jerry Dodd and wife Cate of Woodstock, GA and William Dodd and wife Diane of Westport, NY; grandchildren: Sophie Catherine Dodd, Reilly Carroll Dodd, Caroline Grace Dodd, Hannah Elizabeth Dodd, Stephanie Hope Dodd and John Thomas Dodd; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at McCommons Chapel with Rev. David Key officiating. A reception will follow at the historic Hall-Thomas house next door to the funeral home with everybody invited to John''s home afterwards. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of John Dodd, Jr. to the National Kidney Foundation of Georgia, 2951 Flowers Road South, Suite 211, Atlanta, GA 30341. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday night at the historic Hall-Thomas house. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Linda Carroll Hammock
   Posted Sun August 17, 2008
My sincere condolences to your family for your loss. May your memories of your loved one bring you comfort.

Tom Doss
   Posted Sun August 17, 2008
I knew John well while serving with him on the Old Salem Fire Department. I will miss him and his always happy personality.

Garry Kirby
   Posted Mon August 18, 2008
My Deepest Sympathies

Bob and Nancy Lepak
   Posted Tue August 19, 2008
Tom, Kim and family, We are sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob and Nancy

Kathy Curit
   Posted Tue August 19, 2008
Dear Tom, Kim, and Caroline, My thoughts and prayers are with you. It is not easy to lose a Dad, but may your memories of him each day, bring you comfort. Kathy Curit

mark a furlong
   Posted Tue August 19, 2008
jason and family, my prayers are with you at such a time ... please know you are all in my thoughts ... jason, lets get together upon your return to toast your wonderful dad! best, mark furlong

Cindi Stasko (Shearer)
   Posted Wed August 20, 2008
You are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of Mr. Dodd. He was my 6 6th grade teacher at Garfield Elementary School in Lakewood, Ohio. He was one of the most influential teachers in my life. He was a very smart man. I remember him predicting that we would use machines instead of bank tellers (we thought he was crazy at the look ATM's everywhere). I tried to locate him several years ago(to tell him how he positively impacted my life) but you had apparently moved to Georgia and I wasn't able to find him. God Bless You in your time of sorrow. Respectfully, Cindi Stasko (Shearer)

   Posted Tue August 26, 2008
John was one of the finest men I have ever been associated with. His dedication to the OSVFD was untouched by any. I had the pleasure of working with John for several years on the Board of Directors, and filling in for him while he was taking care of health problems. The community will certainly miss his commitment to making the the area a better place to live.