Billy J Dodds, 89, passed away on February 27, 2023 at his home in Elsinore. Billy was born September 24, 1933 in Panguitch, to James William and Hannah Mae Dodds. He was raised on a farm in Panguitch, where he learned to work hard and to laugh. After graduating high school, he married Neucile Tebbs, and they had five children, all boys except the first four. For nearly 20 years Billy and his brother co-owned Bob and Bill’s Texaco on Main Street in Panguitch. He served two years in Korea and was a volunteer fireman and active member of the Jaycees during the years he lived in Panguitch. He and Neucile divorced, and he moved to Richfield where he met and married JoAnn Taryole. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti Temple. He and Jo spent much of their nearly 50 years together farming in Panguitch and Annabella. Together, they turned the west side of Panguitch Lake road into a farm where they raised cows, horses, and hay, and we all picked up rocks. They loved being up on the windy hillside of the most beautiful spot in Panguitch. Dad trained all four of his daughters (and his son) to hunt and fish, some better than others. We loved spending time with our dad, fishing, hunting, sharing stories, and when we insisted—waterskiing at Lake Powell. His laugh is what we will miss the most.
Billy is survived by his loving wife and companion of nearly fifty years, JoAnn; and by his five children: Debra Moore, Julie (Kenneth) Combs , Janeal (Bruce) Carter, Susan (Shawn) Lindsay, and Craig (Brenda) Dodds. He leaves behind 15 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren, so far.
Preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Don Moore; granddaughter Heather Neucile Lindsay; brothers: Cecil, Jim, and Bob; sister Beth Heywood.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 12:00 Noon in the Panguitch Stake Center, 550 S 100 W. Friends may call Friday evening at the Magleby Mortuary in Richfield from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. or Saturday morning at the stake center in Panguitch from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Panguitch City Cemetery with military honors by the Panguitch American Legion Post #25. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.
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