In Memoriam – Brian Dodds

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Brian Michael Dodds, co-owner of D&R Earthmoving and a long-time MITA member, on Monday, June 8, 2020. He was 62 years old.

Brian was born on December 20, 1957, in Detroit, Michigan, to Arthur and Delores Dodds (Morton). He received a degree in construction engineering.

Brian was never afraid to try new adventures and started D&R Earthmoving 17 years ago with his friend, Don Roberts. He had a passion for the outdoors and looked forward to bow hunting season every autumn on the property where he and Lisa built their retirement home.

He loved spending his evenings sitting in his pole barn with his beloved labs through the years, spending time on his tractors working the land, a cold beer, ice fishing and his boat. He worked hard to get his pilot’s license and flew as much as possible with Lisa in 517SW, his plane’s call letters.

Brian is survived by his loving wife and soulmate, Lisa Anne Dodds (Haubner), and brother Ron Dodds (wife Lori) of Howell, Michigan, as well as many dearly loved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his dear parents, Arthur and Delores Dodds (Morton), and his sisters Kathleen Pardikes and Patricia Look.

A Celebration of Life is planned for Thursday, June 18, 2020, at Milford House Bar and Grill, located at 113 E. Commerce Street in Milford, Michigan, from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm to celebrate Brian’s life with family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to the American Liver Foundation.

MITA wishes to extend our deepest condolences to Brian’s wife, Lisa, as well as to the entire team at D&R Earthmoving, during this very difficult time.