Obituary: Gerald 'Paw Paw' Dodd

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Gerald “Paw Paw” Dodd

Gerald “Paw Paw” Dodd

Gerald “Paw Paw” Dodd, 80, of Franklin, passed away Jan. 21, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

Mr. Dodd was born in Williamson County to the late Bryan and Myrtle Fagan Dodd. He was a retired general contractor, a graduate of Bethesda High School and a member of Old Hope Church of Christ. He loved his family and his pets, and he was considered everyone’s hero.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Hilda Hargrove Dodd, and siblings, Ruth Skinner, Mary King, Harold, Johnny, Jimmy and Elbert Dodd.

His survivors include his daughters, Sherry (Billy Joe Cox) Conner and Cindy (David) Crafton; grandchildren, Amy (David) Whitehouse, Thomas Conner and Tiffany (Christopher) Bourgeois; great-grandchildren, Destiny Whitehouse, Emma and Kaitlyn Conner; sisters, Emogene Dodd and Linda (Buddy) Lipscomb; and brothers, Earl (Mary) Dodd, Nelson (Jean) Dodd and Bobby (Ruth) Dodd.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Dove Wilson officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Friday evening from 4-7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will be in Pond Cemetery. 

Active pallbearers will be Billy Joe Cox, David Crafton, Tiffany Crafton Bourgeois, Thomas Conner, David Whitehouse, Earl Dodd Jr. and Christopher Bourgeois.

Memorials may be made to the Williamson County Humane Society.

Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, 3009 Columbia Ave., Franklin, TN 37064   615-794-2289,

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