WASHINGTON — Thomas Earl Dodson, 88, of Washington, died at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday at Eastgate Manor. Born April 3, 1924, in Washington, he was the son of Charles Walter and Erma Naveda (Potts) Dodson. He attended Washington schools and was a U.S. Army veteran. A retired factory supervisor at Superior Steel Ball, he was a member of Trinity Gospel Tabernacle. He enjoyed going to church and bowling. He is survived by a daughter, Diana Dodson of Washington. His wife, Marceline H. Dodson, whom he married Oct. 30, 1947, died Dec. 13, 2010. He is also preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ann Hudson. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Gill Chapel, with Pastor Chad Hunting officiating. Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.gillsince1872.com.