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Clifton Dodson, 70
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Clifton Dodson, age 70, born March 6, 1951, passed from this life October 4, at home surrounded by loved ones. A God-fearing Christian man, he attended worship at Lighthouse Baptist Church and was a travel chaplain, mostly at the TA truck stops. He also worked many years as a nursery worker. Dodson was preceded in death by parents Arnold and Lorena Dodson, brother Carl Dodson, nephew David Poss, sister Carolyn Dodson Mathis, and grandson Dakota Dodson.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years Brenda Dodson, children Travis (Stephanie) Dodson, Christopher (Robie) Dodson, and Cynthia Dodson, special family member Christine (Charlie) Cassady, grandchildren LeeAnn (Kamron) Dodson, Zoe and Altantis Dodson, McKinsey (Logan)  and Shayne Dodson, Katelyn (Erick) Diaz, and Susanna McComis, great-grandchildren Keilee Hoover, Joseph Diaz, and Alexander Dunn, nieces Brenda (Rickey) Patrick, Bridget (Christel) Poss and Tanya (Daniel) Balderas, and several extended family members, special friends, and loved ones.

Funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, October 7 at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Phil Jones will officiate. Interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery in Campaign, TN where he will be buried with loved ones. Visitation with the Dodson family will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and again from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday. 

Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Oct. 6, 2021