James Dodd

Alton | Wednesday, March 10 2021 |

James (Jim) Dodd Sr., 77, of Alton, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Alton Memorial Hospital with his wife and children by his side.

Jim was born on August 17, 1943 in Alton, Illinois, a son of the late Leo and Helen (Blair) Dodd.

Jim was a self-employed entrepreneur owning and operating Jim's Mobil in Alton for many years.  Jim was a Public Servant. He was a City Alderman in Alton for years and an active member of the Madison County Board.

Jim enjoyed watching the Cardinals and local sports. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family and most of all will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

On November 20, 1965 Jim married Carol Lefler in Alton, she survives.

Jim was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and a friend to many. He was always there to help when needed.  Jim will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents; Jim was preceded in death by One Son, James Dodd Jr. and Two Sisters, Norma Jean Mundy and Suzie Buchanan.

Jim is survived and will be missed by his devoted wife Carol Dodd of Alton; loving sons, Kenneth and Melissa Dodd of Alton, Joseph and Mandi Dodd of Roxana, Seven Grandchildren, One Sister, Donna Stilts of Jerseyville, along with nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of Jim's life, a visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Burial will be private at Upper Alton Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be given to the Diabetes Association. 

Additional information and online guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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