Terry Doyle Dodson was born in Oklahoma City, January 19, 1954 to J. L. and ILA Dodson, and parted this life September 5, 2015. He attended school at Northwest Classen High School, OSU OKC and Cameron University, where in 2003 he received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. Terry began working for the State of Oklahoma in 1990 in the Office of Finance. Ten years later, he began working at the State Department of Health, then the Department of Public Safety as an Information Systems Operation Specialist, where he worked until retirement in February, 2014. His greatest passion was riding rollercoasters. He was an active member for many years of the Roller Coaster Enthusiasts, and has been all over the United States to different amusement parks, specifically to ride their roller coasters. He only mentioned recently that he probably wouldn’t be able to ride them anymore. Terry was predeceased by his parents, J.L. Dodson and Ila (Burton) Dodson, his older brother Jerry Lynn Dodson, and his younger brother, Garry Rease Dodson.
He is survived by his two nephews, John L. Dodson and Adam M. Dodson, both of Oklahoma city; Aunt and Uncle Jackie and Clyde Cauthen, Pinellas Park, Florida; cousins in Howe, Poteau, and Pocola, Oklahoma; cousins also Clearwater Beach, Gulfport and St. Petersburg, Florida and a host of friends and co-workers.
A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 10:00am at the Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Wister, OK., with Rev. Jerry Townley officiating. Pallbearers will be John Dodson, Adam Dodson, Joe Mode, Steve Benham & J.D. Reed. Honorary pallbearers will be Clyde Cauthen, Keith Cauthen and Kevin Cauthen.