Services: Have been held.
Mr. B.J. “Bill” Dodd, 82, of Melrose, died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.
He was born on July 30, 1922, in Crowell County, Texas, to R.E. and Helen May Dodd.
He married Mary Doyle on Dec. 13, 1941, in Portales. Family members said he lived and worked on the same section of land northwest of Melrose since before he was 2 years old. He was known as a hard-working farmer and rancher and was a great example for his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and all who knew him, they said.
He was a member of the Melrose Church of Christ where he served as an elder for 44 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; nine brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his wife; Mary L. Dodd of the Melrose; a daughter, Lyndal Fahrlender of Clovis; two sons, Deon Dodd (and wife, Glenda) and Dennis Dodd (Dena), all of Melrose; eight grandchildren, Bill and Bob Fahrlender, Troy, Burl, Caleb and Zanessa Dodd, Azori Sparks and Samantha Odom; and six great-grandchildren.
Burial will be at Melrose Cemetery.
Pallbearers are his grandsons, Bill and Bob Fahrlender, Troy, Burl and Caleb Dodd, Kody Sparks and Bruce Odom.
Honorary pallbearers are his friends and neighbors.
Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.