In Loving Memory of

John Marc Dodson JR


John Marcus Dodson, Jr. (Marc) passed away on September 30, 2020 in Tallahassee, FL at the age of 37.

Marc was born December 27, 1982 in Tampa, FL. He graduated from Paul R. Wharton High School (Tampa) in 2001, Ringling School of Art and Design (Sarasota) with a B.F.A. in Illustration in 2006. There he expanded his love of art and illustration. Marc also graduated from Academy of Art University with a M.F.A. in 2013. Marc and Shirley have resided in Tallahassee since 2008.
Marc is survived by his loving wife of 14 years Shirley Dodson, parents Linda and John Dodson, Sr., siblings Elizabeth Terry (Ashton Sr.), and Christopher Dodson, and his nephew (Ashton Jr.) and niece (Madeline).
Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. October 8, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Gainesville, FL. The graveside service will follow at Forest Meadows Cemetery Central, Gainesville.

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13 Responses

  1. Mayra Villanueva at · Reply

    I am sorry for your loss, and I want you to know that I will be praying for strength, peace, and comfort for you and your family. My deepest condolences…

  2. Samantha Boge at · Reply

    Sending prayers and love to your family, I truly hope that memories of Marc from happier days before he became sick will soon come to the forefront. I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. Gertrude Dorries at · Reply

    Dear Elizabeth abd Family, i am so saddened to hear of your family loss. Such a young man with so much of life ahead of him. You know and believe God has a plan for all of us. I’ll be thinking of you on Thursday as you lsy him to rest.

  4. Frank and Shirley at · Reply

    John and Linda
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you both during this difficult time
    Frank and Shirley

  5. Aunt Bobbi Nute at · Reply

    I loved this precious young man so much. I was at the hospital when he was born and arrived at the hospital shortly after he died. Marc was an exceptional man with talents that were denied him because of his illness. However, his legacy is one of compassion and love of his family, especially that of his cherished wife, Shirley. We know that he is now free of pain. When you see the beauty of the earth know that my nephew, Marc, had a hand in painting the scene.

  6. Paul and Joyce at · Reply

    John and Linda,
    Paul and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you and your family.

  7. Marcie and Bob Michelotti at · Reply

    I am so sad and shocked to hear about Marc’s death. He was a fine young man and a very good friend to Chase. From our family to yours, heartfelt love and prayers for strength and comfort.

  8. Barbara Matthews at · Reply

    Bobbie, Johnny, Joey, & family of deceased! I am so sorry to hear this! God Bless u all & give u the peace that only HE can give!!

  9. Chuck Terry at · Reply

    Dear John, Linda, Elizabeth and Christopher:
    My deepest sympathies for the loss of Marc.

    May God comfort and bless each of you!

    Love in Christ,

    Chuck Terry

  10. Bill Miller at · Reply

    John, so sorry for your loss. May he RIP
    Bill Miller

  11. Sharon Burns Cameron at · Reply

    John & Linda, So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sharon (from Northside Pharmacy in the 70’s & 80’s)

  12. Regina Noland at · Reply

    John, Linda, Elisabeth, and Christopher, We are so sorry that we can’t be there for you today at the service. Our love and prayers are with you today and the difficult days to come as you grieve over losing Marc. We will always remember the happy days with him as a young boy on the beach at our Gulf Trace family reunions.
    – Butch and Regina Noland

  13. Nivia Cuevas at · Reply

    Linda, John, Elizabeth & Christopher. I am so sorry for your great loss. Marc was such a sweet, talented and loving person. The Cuevas family is praying for your family right now.

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