Bradley Dodson, of Lotus, passed away April 9th at the age of 64. Born to Buzz and Barbara Dodson, he grew up in El Dorado County. He married his wife Linda in 1974. They had 3 children, Michele in 1975, Brandy in 1979 and Jim in 1981. He worked as an oil driller for many years primarily off shore. He worked for Global Marine Drilling for 10 years starting at the ground floor, then onto Derrickman and working his way to Senior Tool Pusher. In 2007 he and his son Jim started JBD Conveyors. He retired from that in 2017. Brad is survived by his wife Linda of 45 years, Daughters Michele Flavell (Dustin), Brandy Dodson and Son Jim Dodson (Andrea), 4 Grandchildren, Jacob and Emily Flavell, Bradley and Robert Dodson, Brother Cameron Dodson (Maureen) and Sisters, Vickie Rayls (Glen), Kathy Peck (Robin), Candy Carpenter (Ron), Mona Johnson and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial will be held Friday, April 19th at 1:00, at the Green Valley Mortuary with a Reception to follow. Donations can be made to the NRA in Brad's Honor.