Created on Saturday, 05 July 2014 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Dr. Warren Estabrook Dodson, 83, of West Liberty, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Green Hills Community, West Liberty.
He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Oct. 17, 1930, the son of the late Torrey DeWitt and Dorothy Estabrook Dodson. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Torrey DeWitt Dodson Jr., and his sister-in-law and her husband, Joanne and H. Wells Near.
On June 5, 1959, in Princeton, N.J., he married the former Nancy Baumgartner and she survives in West Liberty along with their three children, Kathryn (Roy) Hammond of West Liberty, Douglas Warren (Kathy) Dodson of East Liberty and Debra (Lon) Gantz of West Liberty; 10 grandchildren; Douglas, Kristian, David (Casey) Hammond, Rebekah, Jacob and Jessie Dodson and Mackenzie (Ben) Beaghan, Grayson, Meggan and Madison Gantz; one great grandchild, Ellie Beaghan; a sister-in-law, Carolyn (Bishop George) Bashore of Pittsburgh; and many nieces and nephews.
Warren served his country in the U.S. Army Dental Corps where he was a captain and served 16 months in Korea. He later practiced as a dentist in Princeton, N.J., for 16 years before moving to West Liberty in 1974, where he continued his dental practice until his retirement in 1998.
He was a member of South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty, as well as The Gideons International for which was a gifted speaker.
He was a former member and former president of the West Liberty Lions Club.
He and Dr. Harry Graber sponsored the West Liberty Paradocs, a fast-pitch softball team for several years. He also loved to sing and was part of the West Liberty Choral Society for more than 30 years. He also enjoyed woodworking, making furniture, toys and miniatures.
Bishop George Bashore will officiate a Service of Resurrection beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, in the South Union Mennonite Church,West Liberty.
No calling hours will be observed.
Private burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Senior Independence & Hospice of Sidney, 6520 Poe Ave, Suite 100, Dayton OH45414; Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville TN 37214-0800; and to South Union Mennonite Church, 56 State Route 508, P.O Box 579, West Liberty OH 43357.
Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, West Liberty assisted the family with arrangements and condolences may bedirected to www.edsfh.com.