Joseph B. Dodd
Joseph B. Dodd
  • April 26, 1930 - October 16, 2017
  • Big Canoe, Georgia

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Joseph Bowdoin Dodd passed away October 16th at the age of 87 years. A native of Rome, GA, Joe attended Darlington School and graduated from Presbyterian College. He had three scholarships in tennis, football and track. He was the senior class President, a member of Gold Key, and member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity. After a two year service in the army, during the Korean War, he entered as a second Lieutenant. He married his wife, Louise Cousins, and they raised four beautiful daughters. He was a successful builder and developer in Atlanta, GA for thirty years. On retirement, they moved to Big Canoe, GA, and spent 23 wonderful years. Joe was an avid tennis player and won many awards, southern and national. He is survived by his wife, Louise, of 64 years; his daughters, Martha, Lisa, Louise and Katherine. Joe is fondly remembered by his eight grandchildren, Ansley, Dodd, Taylor, Cubby, Caroline, Kyle, Vincent and Clark; and two great grands, Emma Lou and Dominic. A memorial of Joe’s life will be held at the Big Canoe Chapel (226 Wolfscratch Village Cr, Big Canoe, GA 30143) on Saturday, October 21 at 11:00 am, with the Reverend Len Walker and Lamar Helms officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Skyland Trail Mental Health Clinic, 1961 North Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329.