The Dodson family lost their loving hero, Lantham Wade Dodson, on Thursday, June 18, 2020. He was 49 years old and born in St. Louis, Missouri.
He grew up in Webster and attended Webster Groves High School, where he created his circle of friends. He attended Missouri State University and received his Degree in Criminal Justice.
Major Lantham Dodson was an active duty officer in the United States Army. He first deployed as military police in Berlin, at Checkpoint Charlie, where he saw the wall come down. His deployments within his career included Afghanistan, Iraq, and Turkey.
Lantham was known for his love of hockey and golf. He was a loving man and had many passions in life, which included his family, his love for Christ, the United States Army, the Blues and the Cardinals. Any one who knew Lantham knew he had a movie quote for just about everything. Lantham was a strong man who was admired by many for his courageous actions throughout his life.
Lantham was a loving and caring father; his daughters meant everything to him, and he meant the world to his daughters. He was a devoted and loving husband to Cheryl, and they were soul mates.
Lantham is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl Dodson, loving daughters Kylie and Kortney Dodson; step children, Chad Dubiel (Alyssa), Courtney Dubiel, Conner Parker; Mother Carolyn Dodson; Brother, Greg “Zander” Dodson; sister, Tara Blattner (Greg); nieces, Jordan Hulsey, Anna Dodson, Allison Blattner; Nephew, Drew Blattner; grand nephew and grand nieces; Ian, Makenna, and Ila; uncle Charlie Hoppe (Darlene); cousins, Lorrie Peters, Brad Hoppe. He is predeceased by father; Wyatt Dodson; grandparents, Fred and Gloria Hoppe.
The calling hours will be held at Kutis Funeral Home, Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois Rd, St. Louis, Missouri, on Sunday, June 28, 2020, from 1-6 pm. The funeral services will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020, at 11 am, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 12345 Manchester Rd, Des Peres, Missouri. For people wishing to honor Lantham, we are asking that donations be made to 22 Too Many at 22toomany.com and American Diabetes Association.