Max Richard Dodson, age 84, of Joplin, MO, passed away on Wednesday August 28, 2019, at Freeman Hospital, following an illness.
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Max was born on July 4, 1935 in Carthage, MO, the son of the late Theodore and Hazel (Lambeth) Dodson. He has been a lifetime area resident. He served his country in the United States Army. On December 24, 1957 he married Loetta Robertson in Carthage, MO, together they raised two children.
In 1969 he opened Commercial Glass & Metal. This year they celebrated fifty years in business. He was a dedicated business owner who was devoted to the success of his company. He was a member of Frisco Church and formerly attended 2nd Assembly of God Church. He was also a member of the YMCA. His hobbies included; riding motorcycles, hunting, fishing, and hiking at Roaring River. At the age of 80 he took up skydiving. He loved hanging out with his five year-old great-grandson, J’Alan.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Loetta Dodson, Joplin; one son, Greg Dodson and wife Janet, Monkey Island, OK; one daughter, Cayla Wasson and husband Brent, Wichita, KS; one granddaughter, Katelyn Dodson, Webb City, MO; one great-grandson, J’Alan Ross, Webb City, MO; one sister, Janice Dodson, Augusta, KS; and his mother-in-law, Jannetta Robertson, Webb City, MO.
He was preceded in death by his brother Glen Dodson.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Frisco Church in Webb City, MO. Pastor Matt Snyder will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.
The visitation will be 5-7:00 p.m. Monday at Frisco Church in Webb City, MO. Memorial contributions may be given to the Neosho Fish Hatchery in care of the mortuary.