Willie Hampton ‘Bud’ Dodd
Willie Hampton “Bud” Dodd passed away peacefully, at his home, on Jan. 2, surrounded by his loving family. Hampton was born on Apr. 20, 1929, in Charlotte County and was a farmer/owner of Dodd’s Farm Supply. His greatest love in life was the ability to work hard every day, and work he did. During his lifetime, he co-owned an apple orchard, raised grain, pigs, chickens and cattle, but his greatest pride was his most loved crop of hay. At 91 years old, he was fortunate enough to cut, rake, and bale hay throughout this past hay season. He was the proud owner of Dodd’s Farm Supply because it allowed him to provide local farmers, who he also considered friends, with all of their farming needs. His motto in life, both business and personal, was to “live and let live”. He worked hard and treated everyone like he wanted to be treated; his work ethic and honesty followed him everywhere he went. Hampton was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carroll Hamlett Dodd; daughter, Bonnie Lawhorne; four sisters, Mattie Bennett, Annie Morris, Irene Clark & Sadie Nelson along with three brothers, Walker, Hubbard & Luther Dodd. He is survived by his loving and devoted daughter, Sheila Jones and husband, Darrin, of Charlotte Court House; granddaughters: Christy Burns (Charlotte, North Carolina) and Meagan Jones (Keysville); grandson, Stephen Lawhorne (Emily); four great-grandchildren, Maddie, Rachel, MaKenna & Daxton; son-in-law, Mark Lawhorne (Jennifer); two brothers, Parker and Leighton Dodd; two sisters, Hilda Smith and Jean Bigger and special niece, Ginny Elder. Graveside service was held on Monday, Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. at Oak View Presbyterian Church, Charlotte Court House, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Truckers Parade Against Cancer (an event started in memory of his wife, Carroll, following her battle with Breast Cancer). Donations may be sent in C/O Brenda Vassar – 2915 Patrick Henry Hwy, Charlotte Court House, VA 23923. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.