David Milton Dodson

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Hayes Cemetery
Norphlet, AR  71759
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Pulaski County Humane Society
14600 Colonel Glenn Road
Little Rock, AR  72210


Alzheimer's Arkansas
11300 N. Rodney Parham Road, Suite 205A
Little Rock, AR  72212

David Milton Dodson

of Little Rock, AR

November 6, 1947 - January 11, 2022

David Milton Dodson of Little Rock died peacefully at home on January 11, 2022. He was born in Magnolia, Arkansas November 6, 1947 to Sidney I. and Lois Andrews Dodson. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters JoAnn Lewis and husband Charlie, Nancy Lamb, and Laura Jones, and brother Robert Dodson. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Sarah Farrar Dodson, sister-in-law Brenda Dodson, brother-in-law Mike Jones, and a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

David met his wife in a geology class at Southern State College (now SAU) in Magnolia, and throughout their lives they continued a strong interest in rocks and minerals. On moving to Little Rock, they joined Central Arkansas Gem, Mineral and Geology Society. He held every office and was recently made a lifetime member. The couple co-authored the book ''Rockhounding in Arkansas'' in 1974.

David was a generous man of many talents and interests. He won awards for his photography in college, during his career, and in retirement. His photos were accepted in the Delta Exhibition and in Small Works on Paper several times. After retiring he taught nature photography at the Arkansas Arts Center several years.
He joined Pulaski County Master Gardeners and was one of the early Presidents, then later granted lifetime status. Master Gardeners led to volunteering with Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, eventually being Show Chair and President.

David enjoyed fly fishing here in Arkansas and in Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone was his special place, and the couple drove there for extended trips more than 45 times to fish, hike, photograph, and to watch geysers and wildlife.

The family thanks Arkansas Hospice and Right at Home caregivers, especially Shelly Hoyt.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at Hayes Cemetery in Norphlet, Arkansas. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Arkansas or Pulaski County Humane Society, or a charity of your choice.


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Judy woodard
Jacksonville, AR
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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

David was a most generous & kind man— was glad I met & worked with him during my Master Gardner years, my thoughts & prayers are with his wife & family!

Rose Merry Kirkpatrick
Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

I was one of David’s students from the Arkansas Arts Center and a great admirer of his work. His ability to capture light and composition made his photographs magical. He was also a good teacher - always encouraging and quick to offer his techniques for improving a photograph. He will be missed.

Sandy Harrison
little rock, AR
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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Sarah, So sorry to learn about. David. My deepest condolences to you. To me, David was one of the warmest, kindest and welcoming persons I have met. I was a knew MG who needed help on a project He made me feel like I was in no way being an imposition when I asked for his help. All the time in the world to help someone who asked. What a talent, also, and in so many different areas of life. I hope all the happy memories will stay with you in your time of need.

Debra Redding
Little Rock, AR
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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Rest in Peace, David
I enjoyed our time serving as Master Gardeners.
Prayers for your family!

Gerald Klingaman
Fayetteville, AR
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Monday, January 17, 2022

Sarah, You had a real gem in David. He was a treat to visit with at the Flower and Garden show. Take care.

Krista Quinn
Conway, AR
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Monday, January 17, 2022

I loved working on the AR Flower & Garden Show with David. He was a wonderful friend of the Show and did so much to support it for many years. David was kind, talented, hard-working, and fun! I have so many fond memories of David and hope his family will find comfort and peace during this difficult time. God bless you all.

Gary Keathley
Little Rock, AR
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Sunday, January 16, 2022

Sarah, God bless. I knew David as a friend and coworker for many years. He was always willing to share his various talents. And, always anxious to help whatever the situation. Rest In Peace.

Sue Hanson
Russellville, AR
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Sunday, January 16, 2022

David was a quiet cousin who we knew was going far in life because of his abilities and disposition.

Lenora and David Murray
Hazen, AR
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Saturday, January 15, 2022