Richard E. Dodd, 91, of Urbana, formerly of Sidney passed away at 8:05AM, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Villas of Holly Brook, Savoy.
Graveside services will be 2:00PM Sunday, August 1, 2021 at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sidney with Rev. Kathy Murphy officiating. Freese Funeral Home, Sidney is assisting with arrangements.
Mr. Dodd was born September 24, 1929 at Sidney, a son to Willard and Helen Brown Dodd. He married Peggy Davis on July 8, 1950 in Indiana. She preceded him in death on March 16, 2019.
Surviving are a son; Robert (Martha) Dodd of Lecanto, FL, a daughter; Susan (Mike) McGarigle of Urbana, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister; Phyllis Taylor.
Mr. Dodd served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was employed at CS Johnson for a number of years. He later had a CB Radio business in Sidney before closing that business and becoming a truck driver for Illiana Construction. He was also a member of Teamsters Local 26. He and Peggy enjoyed wintering in Arizona.
Memorials may be made to Sidney Fire Department.
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