Thomas William Dodd of Hendersonville, TN was born on August 24, 1949 to the late William and Jane Dodd and passed away on January 7, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, and he is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Karen Newton Dodd, son, Michael Dodd (Holly); grandchild Robin Miller; brother, Jim Dodd (Sue); sister, Marijane Dodd Brown (Steve) and many nieces and nephews. Additionally, Tom leaves behind countless friends and "family" that are beyond description.
Tom was a proud Vietnam Veteran and will be buried with military honors at the National Cemetery in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Tom's honor to the Wounded Warrior Project at 223 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Suite 301, Nashville, TN 37203. A life celebration memorial service will be conducted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 3pm in the chapel of Hendersonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. In keeping with Tom's personal preference for flip flops and shorts we invite everyone to come celebrate Tom's life with us in the casual way for which he was known.