John Charles Dodge
1945 - 2012
Published: December 6, 2012
John Charles Dodge was born on Aug. 18, 1945, in Memphis, Tenn., to John M. Dodge and Juanita Cross Dodge. He passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in his home.
Survivors include his wife, Renee Dodge; son, Timothy Dodge; daughter-in-law, Tanya Dodge; grandson, Zachary Dodge; and sister, Penny Mahon.
John's father died when he was three and he was raised by his mother, Aunt Audrey Cross and Aunt Dorothy Trotter and her husband, L.A., in Boothe, Ark. Although he graduated from Northside High School in Fort Smith, Ark., John always considered Boothe as home.
John was a graduate of the University of Arkansas and entered the practice of law in 1978. He was licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Arkansas, Federal District Court in Arkansas and the United States Supreme Court. He practiced law in Benton County for over 30 years. He was a Vietnam veteran.
John has been in private practice since 1981. He served as the Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Benton and Carroll counties for four years, the City Attorney of Siloam Springs for six years, Rogers Small Claims Judge and Sulphur Springs City Judge, both for 14 years, and Gravette City Judge for 11 years.
John's greatest love was spending time with his grandson, Zachary, and was his number one sports fan. He attended New Hope Assembly of God in Rogers. John was a devout Christian and was proud of his salvation and faith. He was saved in 1994 and found strength and guidance in the Holy Spirit and his church and spiritual family.
Graveside military services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Fayetteville National Cemetery.
Memorial services will be 6 p.m. Friday at the New Hope Assembly of God Church, with Pastor James Longmate and Pastor Marvin Stevens officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Arrangements by Benton County Funeral Home, 306 N. 4th Street, Rogers.
Online condolence to www.bentoncountyfuneralhome.com.