Daren “Howard” Dodson, of Scottsboro, passed away on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019.

He was born on Jan. 15, 1938. He met Lois Culver at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and married her there on Oct. 14, 1957. The couple spent 60 years together before her death in 2017.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel Dodson and Rachel Steele Dodson; his son, Michael Dodson and his daughters, Jeanna Dodson Mullican and Linda Dodson.

He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Dodson Dunsmore and grandchildren, Ashlee Dunsmore, Hope Adkins, Josh Mullican and James Dodson.

A native of Keith Springs, Tennessee, Howard was a beloved and hard-working husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed hunting, camping, cookouts and spending time with his grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held with immediate friends and family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Arrangements entrusted to Scottsboro Funeral Home.