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Vernon Cleo Dodson

May 12, 1932 — January 31, 2022

Mr. Vernon Cleo Dodson, age 89 of Nebo, Tennessee, passed away from this life on Monday, January 31, 2022, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Funeral services for Mr. Dodson will be conducted on Monday, February 7, 2022, at 2:00pm in the Dyer chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Fuqua officiating. Interment will follow in Yorkville Cemetery.

He was born May 12, 1932, in Gibson County, TN; the son of the late Ezra & Bertie Mae Fisher Dodson. He retired as a maintenance machinist with Jefferson Smurfit Corporation and was of the Church of Christ faith. He served his country with the US Army.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sarah Dodson; children, Vernon Dwayne Dodson, Linda Oakley; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by three children, Laura Ernest, Dianne Dennison, and Donnie Dodson.

The family will receive friends from 1:00pm-2:00pm on Monday, February 7, 2022, at the Dyer chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home. The family will wear masks for precautionary measures during these services. When visiting, please use your own judgement to wear/not wear a mask.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that memorials be made to one of the following charities in Mr. Dodson’s name:  Potter’s Children’s Home (http://potterministries.org); Tennessee Children’s Home (https://www.tennesseechildrenshome.org/); GBNTV.org (https://gbntv.org/); or St. Jude Children’s Hospital (https://www.stjude.org/.

Karnes & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Vernon Cleo Dodson.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, February 7, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Karnes & Son Funeral Home - Dyer

134 West College Street, Dyer, TN 38330

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Funeral Services

Monday, February 7, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Karnes & Son Funeral Home - Dyer

134 West College Street, Dyer, TN 38330

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Interment

Monday, February 7, 2022

Starts at 3:30 pm (Central time)

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