Leon A. Dodson 1943-2019

LEAVITTSBURG — Leon A. “Lee” Dodson, 76, of Leavittsburg, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, July 10, 2019, at his home.

He was born Feb. 3, 1943, in Altoona, Pa., a son of the late Warren C. and Mary Pearl Gorman Dodson Sr. He was raised in Leavittsburg.

Lee served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as a sergeant, doing his reserve duty until 1966. He retired after working over 40 years as an auto body repairman. Lastly, he was self-employed, owning Dodson Auto Body located at his home in Leavittsburg.

Lee loved fishing and golfing and “Oldies” music and was an avid Cleveland Indians fan. He was of the Protestant faith.

Lee is survived by his wife of 42 years, Karin M. Schnabl Dodson, whom he married Feb. 4, 1977; two daughters, Pam H. (Robert) Canfield of Leavittsburg and Debbie I. Shoulders of New Jersey; two sons, Gene and Danny Dodson; two grandchildren, Tiffany (Malachi) Starcher and Jeremy Canfield; two great-grandchildren, Abby and Tyler; three sisters, Brenda Kagy of Warren and Cindy Dodson and Sherry Dodson, both of Cortland; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews; and his beloved dogs, Renny and Merv.

Besides his parents, two brothers, Warren C. “Juney” Dodson Jr. and Gene R. Dodson; and one sister, Rose Davies; have all preceded him in death.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 15, 2019, at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Pastor Dave Peters will officiate the service. Cremation will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare League, 812 Youngstown Kingsville Road SE, Vienna, OH 44473. Online condolences may be made to the family and the obituary viewed at www.robertsclarkchapel.com

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