Edna Dodson Gaither was born Sept. 21, 1927, and passed away Jan. 17, 2014, at the age of 86. She was born in Cleburne, Texas, to the late Tressie Brown Dodson and Roy E. Dodson.
After Edna graduated from Cleburne High School, she enrolled in Draughn’s Business school and later worked for a small oil company in Cleburne before meeting and marrying T. Jack Gaither in 1946. Two years later, their son, Al, was born. Edna felt her greatest life achievement would be to raise a wonderful son and to provide a loving home for her family and friends, which she did for over 67 years.
She is survived by her husband, Tinsley Jack Gaither; son, Al and his wife, Melissa; four wonderful grandsons, Justin and wife, Havilyn, John Dodson, and Cameron and Logan; two great-grandsons, Dallas and Anderson; great-granddaughter, Sasha; three caring and fun sisters, Jo, Jennie and Billie.
The family wishes to express appreciation to Doxanne Hall for the loving care she provided. A funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home. Interment followed at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Edna’s memory to Parkway Hills Baptist Church at 2700 Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX 75093.
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