In 1977, Gary received his first McDonald's franchise. At that time Gary was perhaps one of the youngest first generation McDonald's franchisees in the company's history. Throughout his time with McDonald's he served on the National Operators Advisory Board (NOAB), to include serving as chairman.
Dodd was preceded in death by a son, Ryan Dodd; fathers, Bobby Dodd and John Miloian; brother-in-law, Bobby Altman (Laura); and sister-in-law, Denise King (Everett).
He is survived by his wife, Lisa; three children and spouses, Brent and Sara Dodd of Ethiopia, Jason and Tiffany Dodd of Hinesville, Ga. and Ashley Dodd of Richmond Hill, Ga.; grandchildren, Jayce and Pareeya; mother, Betty Miloian; sisters, Marilyn Stengle (Dan) and Gloria Elkins; brother, Robert Dodd (Shelia); uncle, Dr. Don Dodd (Amy); brother-in-law, Kenny Altman (Sandy); sister-in-law, Christina Copeland (John); and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, July 17, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Hinesville and burial will follow in Hinesville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please share your resources by donating to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc. 26345 Network Place Chicago, IL 60673-1263 or American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
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