CAPT. KYLE DODD, 31, Oneonta, passed away July 28, 2020. His service with Center Point Fire district began as a firefighter paramedic on March 29, 2013; he was promoted to Fire Lieutenant May 14, 2018, and Fire Captain June 16, 2019. Captain Kyle Dodd was a highly trained firefighter paramedic. He completed training certification in multiple disciplines including firefighter suppression, hazardous materials, technical rescue, incident control/command, and fire service leadership. His fire service training was completed through the Alabama Fire College, National Fire Academy, and FEMA. Captain Dodd was a dedicated member and leader at Center Point. During his service he participated in numerous organizational committees and activities including hiring new employees, health and wellness, fire hose, nozzles, and tools officer, honor guard, golf tournament board, combat challenge team, and was instrumental in several community public outreach events. During his career Captain Dodd received multiple letters of commendation for life saving actions. In 2015 he was awarded firefighter of the year and was also a recipient of a physical fitness excellence award.
Preceding him in death were his parents Ken and Dianne Fluharty Dodd and his grandmother Lessie Fluharty. He leaves behind loving wife Chelsea Dodd; sons Easton, Tucker, and Sawyer Dodd; siblings Jimbo (Gina) Butts, Kenny (Christina) Dodd, Kevin (Michele) Dodd, and Kerry (Cassie) Dodd; siblings-in-law Kyle (Ashley) Goodwin, Raquel Tawbush, and Coty (Justice) Tawbush; mother/ father-in-law David (Linda) Tawbush; father/mother in-law Randy (Laurie) Goodwin; a host of nieces and nephews; his brothers and sisters of the fire department.
The family received friends Thursday, July 30, at Lemley Funeral Home, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral service was held Friday, July 31, at First Baptist Church of Oneonta, at 11 a.m., with Chaplain Mel Wade, Chief Coleman, and Chief Booth officiating. Burial followed at Altoona-Walnut Grove Cemetery.
-obituary written by family