James R. Dodson,84, of Taylorville, IL. passed away February 11, 2012 at 5:07am at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital, Taylorville, IL.  He was born December 9, 1927 in Ramsey, IL to James "Frank" Della (Porter) Dodson.  He married Phyllis Marie Baumgartner on December 12, 1948 in Fillmore, IL. and preceded on August 1, 2001.  James was a farmer he enjoyed attending Christian County Senior Citizens, playing his omni-chord, and in his earlier years he loved farming and traveling.  He was a member of the Woodside Community Church.

Survived by Son: James Douglas (Bonnie) Dodson of Andrews, TX; daughters: Belinda (Billy) Dean Brown Jr. of Taylorville, IL; Judith D. (Robert) W. Birchenough of Omaha, AR; Grandchildren 8, Great Grandchildren 6, Brothers; Fred (Amber) Dodson of Pana, IL.; Sisters: Marguerite Lush of Sullivan, IL; Louis (Clyde) Brummet of Nokomis, IL; Evelyn Brummet of Mattoon, Il.; several cousins and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by parents, and wife Phylis, Brothers Nova and Harvey; Sister Verna Hill.

Visitation will be Tuesday Feb 14, 2012 from 5-8pm at Sutton Funeral Home, Nokomis, IL

Funeral Services will be Feb 15, 2012 at 2:00pm at Sutton Funeral Home, Nokomis with Rev. Dick Mayer officiating.  Burial: Glendale Cemetery, Fillmore, IL

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Nokomis, IL. Sign on line guest book at


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