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“To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit the vindication of the cause for which we fought; to your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier’s good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles he loved and which made him glorious and which you also cherish. Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations.”
Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General
United Confederate
Veterans (1906)

Robert G. ‘Bob’ Dodgion, Jr., age 69 of Shady Valley, TN, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Johnson County Community Hospital. He was born on March 12, 1945 to the late Robert G. Dodgion Sr. and Izetta Hutchinson Garland.
Bob was a diesel mechanic for Cummins and a former employee of NECC. He was a proud member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Lt. Robert D. Powel Camp #1817 and enjoyed researching war history.
His most favorite thing that he enjoyed doing when he was at home, was listening to his son’s and daughter’s-in-law band. One of Bob’s favorite pass time hobbies was going RVing with his family. Bob also enjoyed being outdoors and watching animals.
Bob is survived by his wife, Sue Dodgion, ; sons and daughters-in-law: Shannon and Lora Dodgion and Gerald and Lawanda Dodgion; daughter and son-in-law, Karrie and Bobby Wallace; step brothers: Doug Blevins, Roger Blevins and Alvin Blevins; grandchildren: Arizona Grace ‘Gracie’ Dodgion, Robert Dodgion, Rhiannon Dodgion, Kenneth Parks, Timothy Sanders; step children: Jimmy and Patty Campli, Kim and Mike Petriga, Jon and Tammy Campli; nine step grandchildren; special friends: Toby and Lisa Cuddy, Marina and Wade Farmer, Dub Farmer and Roger Farmer and all of his friends of the Damascus Veterans War Memorial Committee.
A memorial service was conducted at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Eulogy was given by Bob’s son, Shannon Dodgion. The family received friends from 5-6:00 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN to assist in final expenses or to the Lt. Robert D. Powell Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, P.O. Box 483, Blountville, TN 37617.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home 235 Long Rd. Shady Valley, TN 37688.
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The family of Robert G. ‘Bob’ Dodgion, Jr. has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.