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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
Fax: (417)-781-3916
Max Dodson

Max Richard Dodson

Thursday, July 4th, 1935 - Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
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Max Richard Dodson, age 84, of Joplin, MO, passed away on Wednesday August 28, 2019, at Freeman Hospital, following an illness.

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.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, September 2nd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, September 2nd, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Frisco Church, Webb City, Mo.
    908 W. Daugherty
    Webb City, MO 64870
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  • Service

    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 10:00am
    Frisco Church, Webb City, Mo.
    908 W. Daugherty
    Webb City, MO 64870
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 |
    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
    Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery
    415 N. St. Louis Ave.
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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Teresa Kinstler

Posted at 11:12pm
Sorry to hear of Max's passing, he was a very kind gentleman and all of our team @ Kinstler & Associates enjoyed working with Max. He will be surely missed by many in the glazing industry and we are sending his family our thoughts and prayers.

Teresa and Jeff Kinstler

Kervyn Smith

Posted at 07:20am
What a pleasure it has been to go to church at Frisco for the past thirty years with Max. He gave you the ease that when he was around that everything was going to be okay. His friendship was endless and seemed like everyone knew and loved Max. That is very rare these days. Was always amazed at all the things he had done and then at 80, started jumping out of good airplanes. Max will be missed on this earth greatly but welcomed with open arms in Heaven and his savior Jesus Christ who will present him to God the Father. Can't wait to visit Max in his mansion made special for him. He is ever young again and he will be taking flight lessons from Superman himself. O Max, if we could only see you now. See you soon! Blessings, Grace and Comfort and Peace to all who knew and loved this man we called Max Dodson... His life will live on and on in the lives of all of us who knew and loved this man of God, that would do anything for anybody. Thank you Max for a life well lived and a great example of what loving Jesus and Church and Family is all about...

Vicki Henson, Marti Henson and Patty and Paul Ingr

Posted at 03:50pm
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You are in our hearts. We Love you! Karen and Joe Texeira. Marlene and Charles Mizer
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