Vernon Ray Doddy
September 14, 1924 ~ November 23, 2010
Mr. Vernon Ray Doddy was born to the late Nathaniel and Semmie (Brown) Doddy on September 14, 1924. He united with the Shady Grove Christian Church at an early age and remained a faithful until his health failed. He received his education from Rosenwald School in Morris County. He worked 41 years at Lone Star Steel. Vernon Ray united in marriage to the late Merlene Gholston and to this union four children were born; prior to marriage two children were born. Vernon Ray was called home on November 23, 2010 at Windsor Place Nursing Home in Daingerfield, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Semmie Brown and Nathaniel Doddy; wife Merlene Doddy; two brothers Calvin and Wesley; one sister Argie Mae; and one granddaughter Lillie Day. He leaves to cherish his memories: six children Robert Peters (the late Katie) of Dallas, Marine Brown~Lawton (Wilbert) of Dallas, Robin Doddy(Jeanette) of Longview, Windell Doddy (Lenora) of Gladewater, Semia (Victor) Young of Cason and April Hanson of Lone Star; four sisters Ernestein Leftwich (the late Clarence), Willie Jane Sterns (the late Lonnie), and Helen Gordon all of Los Angeles, CA; Doreatha Mizell (Eugene) of Boston, MA; one brother James Melvin Doddy (Peggy) of Cason; 22 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Special thanks to Virginia Boyd, Henry Peters and O.W. Doddy.