Louise Fulp Dodd, of Tellico Village, was born Nov. 11, 1916, and died March 22, 2021.
She and husband, James, owned Mokor Bakery in Henderson, N.C., in the '30s and '40s. They then moved to Richmond, Va., where they owned Dodd’s 5&10 Store. While living in Richmond, Louise completed her bachelor’s degree in education and became a fourth-grade teacher in Chesterfield County, Va. They later moved to King George, Va., where she taught fourth grade in Stafford County. She often joked that no matter how long she stayed in school, she never got out of fourth grade.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Arthur Dodd; and son, Charles Thomas Dodd (Jyl).
Survivors include son, James Dodd Jr.; daughter, Nancy Dodd Heathcote (Will), all of Tellico Village; six grandchildren, David Heathcote (Suzette) of Northville, Mich., Sandra Heathcote Murphy (Timothy) of Pasadena, Md., Linda Heathcote Mitchell (Gregory) of Pittsburgh, Pa., Jessica Dodd Custer (John) of Windsor, Colo., Evelyn Dodd Clercx of Omaha, Neb., and Jason Dodd (Jessica) of Meridian, Idaho; and great-grandchildren, Mary, Nicholas and Grace Heathcote, Caitlin and Victoria Murphy, Ross, Clark and Quinn Mitchell, Tara, Sienna, Charlie and Madeline Dodd, Elaine Dimock, Aiden and Austin Clerex and Cameron and Chloe Custer.
Graveside services will be held in King George, Va., at a date and time yet to be determined.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the Memory Care Unit at The Neighborhood at Tellico Village and Caris Hospice Care.
Click Funeral Home & Cremations-Tellico Village chapel is serving the family of Louise Dodd. www.clickfuneralhome.com