October 21, 1931 – April 8, 2020




William G. Dodds, Jr.


William G. Dodds, Jr., 88, of Lincoln, NE passed away April 8, 2020. Born October 21, 1931 in Nashville, TN to William G. and Virginia (Abernathy) Dodds, Sr.

William was a graduate of East Nashville High School, received his BS degree in 1954 from University of Tennessee where he played collegiate baseball. William subsequently played semi-professional baseball which took him to Valentine, NE where he met his future wife Elizabeth. He was commissioned in the US Air Force in 1955 as a pilot and during the Vietnam War he flew Fairchild C-123 aircraft. After the war William would later earn a Masters Degree from University of Alaska and he retired Lt. Col In 1976, settling in Lincoln, NE.

Family members include his children Glynis A. (Tom) Mueller, Potter, NE; Terri L. Dodds (Russell LaClaire), Seattle, WA; James A. (Debra) Dodds, Omaha, NE; Vicki L. (Ken) Chaney, Lakeway, TX; grandchildren Arren Ward, Ashley Hannant, Jesse Mueller, Breanne Giguere, Jessica Sander, Theresa Armstrong, and fourteen great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Dorothy Dorris, and daughter Katherine Watts.

A private graveside service will be held at Omaha National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his honor to The Capital Humane Society, Lincoln, NE.



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