J. Kenneth Dodd

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Reverend J. Kenneth Dodd of Fort Smith passed away Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 in Fort Smith at St. Edwards Mercy Hospice. He was born Oct. 18, 1946 in Fort Smith to the late Ivanelle and Nathan Dodd. He was a 1964 graduate of Northside High School in Fort Smith. He was a 1968 graduate of Hendrix College in Conway with a BA in History and Political Science. He was a 1972 graduate of Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity where he specialized in communications, producing programs for churches and educational tools for Dr. Frederick Norwood in his Methodist history classes at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. He was an ordained Elder in the North Arkansas Conference in 1981 and served United Methodist Churches in Arkansas at Hickory Plains, Texarkana, Pine Bluff, Fayetteville, and Jonesboro. The family will visit with friends at Goddard United Methodist Church in Fort Smith beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, followed by a Memorial Service at 1 p.m. He is survived by his former wife, Reverend Marcia R. Carter Dodd of Austin, Texas; his son, K. Carter Dodd and his partner Jordan VanNess of Austin, Texas; his brother Leland and his wife Sherry of Texarkana, Texas. Memorial contributions may be made to Goddard United Methodist Church Music Ministry, 1922 Dodson Avenue Ft. Smith, Ark. 72901. To sign the online guest book please visit

Published October 31, 2010

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