William Charles DodgeOctober 19, 1926 ~ April 29, 2017 (age 90)
William C. Dodge, age 90, resident of Shelby died at Crestwood Care Center Saturday, April 29, 2017. Born October 19, 1926 in Shelby to Charles Lee and Ethel Mae (Bender) Dodge, he had been a lifelong Shelby resident. He was a 1944 graduate of Shelby High School and was a member of the 1943 Shelby Whippet football team. He also proudly played for the Shelby Blues football team in 1948. Bill had been employed with the Ward Baking Co. for twenty eight and one half years and after which was employed for many years as a salesman with Sutters Paint and Carpet Store. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church and had served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. Bill enjoyed golf and would like to be remembered as "jolly and everybody's friend."
Surviving are his wife Marie M. (Day) Dodge whom he married June 12, 1946; two sons Greg (Mary) Dodge and Paul (Jennifer B.) Dodge; three daughters Cathy Dodge, Jean Ann Flor and Laura (Doug) Lewis; six grandchildren, Matt (Jodie) Dodge, Amanda (Matt) Murphy, Jennifer (Jeff) Yates, Cori (Scott) Kreger and Monty (Jennifer) Lewis, Tristan Flor, ten great-grandchildren, nieces, nephew and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by one brother Delbert Dodge and four sisters
Margaret Martin, Thelma Karel, Florence Boudinot and Helen Stanfield.
Funeral services will be held 10 AM Wednesday May 3, 2017 at Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory. Pastor Russel Yoak of the First Lutheran Church will officiate with interment in Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday May 2, 2017 from 5-7 PM. Memorial contributions may be made in Bill's honor to the First Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, 33 Broadway St., Shelby, Ohio 44875 and/or to Shelby Whippet Booster's Club.