Paul Townsand Dodge


Mr. Paul Townsand Dodge, 73, a resident of Cape Charles, passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, at his residence. A native of Norfolk, Va., he was the son of the late Clayton Thomas Dodge and the late Audrie Catherine Mason Dodge. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, retired police officer for the city of Chesapeake, Va., and an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by two children, Kathy Ann Dodge Mathews and her husband, Patrick, and Richard Townsend Dodge; a sister, Patricia Dodge Skinner, of Mulberry, Fla.; two grandchildren, Jailyn and Anthony Mathews; three nieces, Hillary Robinson Sweet, Kristen Dodge, and Shannon Morgan; five nephews, Allen Dodge, Steve Dodge, Michael Dodge, Bruce Dodge, and Keith Dodge; two great-nephews, Trevor Morgan and Bray McKenzie; and a sister-in-law, Rachael Marie Dodge. He was predeceased by two brothers, Clayton Thomas Dodge and Donald Melville Dodge; and a sister, Janice Dodge Robinson.

A private graveside service was held. A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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Arrangements were made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles.