Kenneth Dewayne Dodd (May 27, 1947 - April 3, 2024) Marlow, OK

April 04, 2024
Kenneth Dewayne Dodd (May 27, 1947 - April 3, 2024) Marlow, OK Kenneth Dewayne Dodd (May 27, 1947 - April 3, 2024) Marlow, OK

Kenneth Dewayne Dodd, 76, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2024, in his home in Marlow, Oklahoma.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2024, at the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services of Marlow.

Public visitation will be available 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2024, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow, Oklahoma.

Kenneth was born Tuesday, May 27, 1947, in Hobart, OK, to Charley Edward and Annie Laurie (Wilkins) Dodd. He grew up on a farm in Rush Springs where his family grew watermelon and cantaloupe. Working on the farm allowed him to build a work ethic that he carried throughout his entire life. Kenneth attended school in Rush Springs and graduated with the class of 1965.

Afterwards, he went on to attend college but decided to further himself through service to his country instead. Kenneth joined the US Navy and he served with them for six years during the Vietnam War. His proudest station was aboard a submarine where they would perform ship-rescue operations. After his service, Kenneth returned home.

He married Martha Carol Dodd, and she preceded him in death. Kenneth later married Jo Ann Clark, and they were together for 42 years before his passing. After his service in the Navy, he began employment at Halliburton in Duncan, OK. Kenneth worked there for 41 years as a principal technician managing and operating testing applications for equipment. Because of his operational knowledge, he gained an esteemed reputation with his engineering colleagues over the years. He earned respect from his coworkers and management as a leader for his diligence and attention to details on projects.

After retiring from Halliburton, Kenneth enjoyed perusing garage sales and renovating old equipment. He was a man of quiet, strong faith in Jesus Christ, and faithful father and husband. Kenneth's presence of wisdom and love will be missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Dodd of the home, son Tommy Clark, and wife Beth of Seminole, and grandsons Garrett Clark, and wife Carson, Colton Clark, and Kason Clark, and wife Gracie, three great-grandchildren, Jack Clark, Braggs Clark, and Boede Clark; and daughter Vanessa McPherson, and husband Jason, and granddaughters Rebekah and Katie. He is survived by granddaughters Kaitlyn Clark, Keely Clark, and grandson Ricky Clark, and wife Kaila, children of son Larry Clark who is deceased.

Survivors also include sons Earl Skitt, George Skitt, Michael Don Gilley; daughters, Pamela Arbuckle, Nita Crenwelge, and Shirley Skitt, and numerous grandchildren, LaTasha Dodd, Blaydon McKinney, Angel Dodd, TreShawn Dewayne Dodd, Abby Gail Turney, Athus Cordell Turney, Coey Lynn Rosen, Joey Lynn Rosen, Christopher Crenwelge, Sway Crenwelge, Gage Crenwelge, Johnathon Skitt, Martha Carolyn Skitt, Kelly Rempe, Amber Skitt, Timothy Skitt, and Samual Skitt, and three sisters, Ida Belle Rogers, Pearl Morrow, and Janice Mallory.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Charley and Annie Dodd, a sister, Edna Gilley, four brothers, Alan Dodd, Wayne Dodd, Howard Dodd, and Ronnie Dodd, two sons, Larry William Clark and Timmy Skitt, one daughter, Vivan Rosen-Simon, and his granddaughter, Tamaya Jade Turney.

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