T. Wesley Dodson

February 28, 1932 — June 10, 2022

Little Rock

T. Wesley Dodson

T. Wesley Dodson, age 90, of Little Rock Arkansas died June 10, 2022.  He was born on a farm in Hermitage, TN to Torrey Wesley Dodson Sr., and Mary Lee Dodson.  Preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 50 years, Bettie Ann Dodson, brother Joe Thomas Dodson and son Michael Wesley Dodson.

Survivors:  son John David Dodson & wife Lynn of Friendswood, Texas grandchildren, Mary Vacek of Spring TX, and Katie Eye of Canton GA, great- grandchildren, Jonah, Leah, Asher, Isaac, and Elanor.

Wesley graduated from Donelson High School and George Peabody College, Nashville TN earning a B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1958.  He was employed the State of Tennessee Highway, Division of Materials and Testing from 1958-1967.  From 1967-1992 Wesley was employed by ALCOA having lived in Port Lavaca TX, Pittsburgh PA, and Benton AR.  He was a member of the Purchasing Management Association of Arkansas and received the CPM in 1983.  Wesley served as President of the Arkansas Association and as National Director in 1984 receiving the most outstanding purchaser award in 1990. He was a 32 degree Mason & Life member of DAV.  In his early years he was active in the Jaycees serving as President of the Tennessee Jaycees in 1966.

Wesley was an Episcopalian and served on the vestry of Grace Episcopal in Port Lavaca TX, St Matthews, Benton AR, St. Marks, Little Rock AR.  He also served as a Lay Reader, Treasurer and led Daily Morning Prayer in St Mark’s chapel. 

Wesley was a member of the Sub Pac from 1951-1955 and helped commission 10 submarines from moth balls at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo CA before becoming ships company aboard the submarine U.S.S. CATFISH SS-339 during the Korean War. 

Service will be held on July 1st at 10:00 AM at St Mark’s Episcopal Church 1000 North Mississippi St, Little Rock AR 72207.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Marks General Fund.

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