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Norma Jean Dodson
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Obituary for Norma Jean Dodson

Norma Jean Dodson, 85, of Oak Ridge, TN, formerly of Kingston, passed away on September 5, 2018, one day before her eighty-sixth birthday. Preceded in death by parents, James and Eva Dunn; husband, Jesse P. Dodson; son, Jesse S. Dodson; granddaughter, Ashley Rae; sisters, Betty McJunkin and Rosene Charles; brother, Richard Dunn. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Ray Matlock; grandson, Mason Matlock; great-grandson, Levan; brother and sister-in-law, James and Genny Dunn; brother-in-law, Don Dodson; sisters-in-law, Levina Bishop, Martha McDowell, Jeanette Dunn, Betty Dodson; her dearly loved West Coast nieces and nephews and her equally cherished Tennessee nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Dodson was a patient, loving, and understanding wife, mother, and friend. She was employed by Sears before retiring to her lake home in the early 1980s where she became a locally renowned bass angler. A founding member of the Bassettes, Mrs. Dodson competed in and won bass tournaments in Tennessee, Florida, and Alabama. She fished the coves around Thief Neck Island every evening, barring storms, from early spring to late fall until her husband’s illness in 2005.
Mrs. Dodson was a Past Worthy Matron, Order of the Eastern Star, Kingston Chapter 405, and a member of Luminary United Methodist Church. The family expresses sincere appreciation to the staff at Greenfield Senior Living in Oak Ridge for the genuine kindness and loving care that they always showed her. The family will receive friends at Weatherford Mortuary in Oak Ridge, on Monday, September 10, from 4 to 6 PM. A private interment at Oak Ridge Memorial Park is planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 10088, Knoxville, TN 37939-9910 or to the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter, 395 Belgrade Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. An on-line guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.


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Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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