Funeral services for Bennie Ray Dodd, 72, of Early will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Early Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the funeral home.

Bennie passed from this life on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Brownwood.

Bennie Ray Dodd was born on Oct. 22, 1946, in Olney to Roland Dodd and Oretha Morgan. He graduated from Olney High School in 1965. Bennie married Linda McCauley on June 24, 1967, in Olney.

Bennie retired from GTE after many years of employment and worked for Early ISD until his 2nd retirement.

Bennie was a longtime member of the Early Church of Christ, where he served as a Deacon and various other volunteer positions over the years. He helped build the addition and helped install and run the sound and recording system.

Bennie also served for a number of years in the Early Volunteer Fire Department and Planning and Zoning committee.

Bennie is survived by his son, Cully Dodd and wife DeeAnna of McKinney; a daughter, Gretchen Campbell and husband Kenneth of Early; a sister, Gloria Hotze; three grandchildren, Hunter Campbell and wife Nicollette, Hanner Campbell, and Tia Dodd; and one great-grandchild, Wyatt Campbell.

Bennie was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Linda; and infant son, Cory Byron Dodd.

Condolences, memories, and tributes can be left for the family at heartlandfuneralhome.net.