James Dodd

James Daris Dodd

1925 - 2018

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Obituary of James Dodd

James Daris (JD) Dodd 93, Auburndale Florida formally of Elkview West Virginia passed away at his home after a short illness on October 23, 2018.  He served the Lord for 73 years and was a member of the Leatherwood Primitive Advent Christian Church, Elkview WV.

He previously worked at Black Rock Paving, and Union Carbide. He also worked for Bechtel Corporation in Puerto Rico and on the Alaska Pipeline. After working in the public sector he became an entrepreneur of many things.  He began buying and selling at the Auburndale International Market World in 1982. He became known there as JD the tool man working up until a few weeks before his death.

Preceding him in death was his wife Audry, parents Delbert and Sadie Dodd,  brothers, John Paul and Lowell Emerson,  sister Lois Jean, and grandson Christopher Dodd.

 He is survived by son Tom and wife Linda Dodd of Senecaville Ohio, daughters Kathy and husband Glenn Morrison of Fort Pierce Florida, Patsy and husband Jim Stafford, Elkview, Son in-law Stephen R Moles of Auburndale Florida.  Sister Arlene Sams of Elkview and Sister in-law Betty Dodd of Nitro WV

Grandchildren, TD and Robert Dodd,  Heather Smith, Stephen Moles, Cindy Crumley, Jimmy Stafford and Maria Butterworth.  18 Great-Grandchildren

 We would like to thank all of our Florida family who has cared for Dad. Special thanks to grandson Stephen Moles for his unwavering commitment to taking care of this man he called pawpaw, friend and business partner. Thru laughter and tears he went above and beyond everything expected to see he was cared for. We are forever grateful.

Services will be held in West Virginia and burial at the Dodd Cemetery Elkview