Celebrating the life of

William Douglas Dodge

September 26, 1937 - November 01, 2021

William Douglas Dodge

William Douglas Dodge, 84, died peacefully on Monday, November 1, 2021, in Savannah, Georgia, with his loving wife Mickey by his side.

“Bill” was born in Savannah, the middle child and only son of Kenneth and Betty (Sadler) Dodge. He was educated in the Savannah public schools and Benedictine Military School. He went on to receive his Bachelors degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and his Masters from Georgia State University.

From 1966 to 1978 Bill worked for Lockheed - Georgia Company in Marietta. In 1992 he retired from his position as Vice President - Insurance at Fuqua Industries after thirteen years of dedicated service. He was a member of the Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters and a 2017 inductee to the Georgia State University’s Risk Management and Insurance Hall of Fame.

After retiring and moving with back to his beloved Savannah, Bill and Mickey were active in the Dolphin Project for over 10 years. Bill was  a former Commandant of the Tybee Light Power Squadron and a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain. He was an avid reader and loved crossword puzzles. He enjoyed the Savannah Yacht Club, their long running Supper Club, the Navy League and being a member of the Benedictine Survivors Club.

In addition to his wife Mickey, Bill leaves behind his sons: Gregory Dodge (Sandi), Phillip Dodge, Warren Dodge and Andrew Dodge (Liz), Step-children: Colin Meaders (Leigh), Mary Elizabeth Thorpe (Peter), Kathryn McDougall (Bill) and George Meaders (Amanda), Grandchildren: Melisa Dodge Dunham, Grey Dodge, Michael Dodge, Ella Dodge, Tyler Dodge, Tabor Martin, Mary Kathryn Martin, Maceigh Meaders, Maggie Meaders; great grandson, Brantley Dunham; his sisters, Sharon Rogers and Sue Scheiffelin and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 2:00pm at Asbury Memorial Church, 1008 East Henry Street, Savannah.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Asbury Memorial Church, Savannah or Georgia Public Television.



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The wonderful times we shared with Bill and Mickey for over forty-seven years are too numerous to mention. They range from houseboating on Lake Lanier to hermit crab racing in Bimini. Bill was our true friend. We will hold him dear in our hearts forever.

- Jim and Sandy Flock, Marietta, GA

Mickey sorry to hear about Bill. Having attended Tech during the same 4 years gave us a lot of history to share. He was a great mentor and tremendous help when I became Commander of Tybee Light. Please know you have my prayers during this time of mourning. Joe

- Joe Warren, Tybee Island, GA

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Micky and family, May you feel Jesus holding you so close you can hear his heart beat.

- Sally Meaders, Marietta, GA

Mickey I was so sorry to hear about your husband You and your family are in my prayers Carole Baldwin Burnette

- Carole Baldwin Burnette, Powder Springs, Ga

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So sorry for your loss- I will keep you Mickey and your family in my prayers.

- Patricia Besser, Savannah , Georgia

Sending love to you and and your family from your Coastal Talent Family.

- Linda Eisen, Mt Pleasant, SC

Mickey, we are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We pray God gives you strength and love during this time of grief.

- Denise & Don Funderburk, St. Peters, Missouri

We are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you ... Aunt Nancy, Laura and Cheryl

- Nancy Browning and girls, Weaverville, NC

Much love to Mickey, Sharon and all the family! R.I.P. to a kind Uncle who I will always remember as having a fun attitude and good mood ❤️

- Paige Conte, Alpharetta, GA

Mickey, I always enjoyed my time with you and Uncle Bubby! Very saddened to hear the news but know he is in a better place! My thoughts and prayers are with you, his sisters (Aunt Sharon and My Mom) his children, grandchildren and all that knew and loved him! Much ❤️!!!

- Tim Schieffelin, Loganville , Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel