Eric Lee Dodson April 30, 1964 - August 4, 2017 Rancho Santa Fe Eric Lee Dodson was born in Washington, D.C. at Providence Hospital to his parents Lee and Marion Dodson after they returned to the U.S. from Lee's military service in Germany. Eric spent most of his early years in Solana Beach. He lived with his two daughters, Amanda and Melody, in Encinitas until his recent passing.Eric was always his own person, a caring son, compassionate father, wonderful brother and good friend. Growing up he loved playing football while attending Santa Fe Christian School (Class of 1983) and proudly played in the All-Star Game his senior year. After earning an AA degree at Southern California College, he began his career in sound production/engineering at local events, churches, clubs, etc. Eventually, Eric formed his own business working with big name performing music groups at special event entertainment venues all across the country. Locally, his sound talent could be heard on Sundays at Redeemer Church in Encinitas for their services, summers at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar for their concerts, plus weddings, corporate events, galas, even Comic Con shows last month. To his daughters, Melody (14) and Amanda (18), he was the very best Dad. Eric was a consummate father taking them to school events and school every morning. He even took them to venues/gigs he was working and shared wonderful times showing them what he did as an audio/sound engineer. Although not a musician himself, he had an ear for quality sound he really loved music and enjoyed making everyone else sound great.Eric is predeceased by his father, Lee. He is survived by his mother, Marion; two daughters, Amanda and Melody; sisters, Katrina Dodson and Jolene Bogard, her husband Brand, daughter Brynn; and many extended family members. We all miss him very much as do his relatives, friends and the many music professionals Eric worked with over the years he enjoyed his work and he was the best at what he did. He's probably still doing sound checks for choirs somewhere up above.To honor Eric and his lifelong career in entertainment sound, the family has established the Eric Lee Dodson Memorial Fund at Coastal Community Foundation. The proceeds will help support the North Coast Repertory Theatre Capital Campaign for the building of its new theater venue. The Coastal Community Foundation is located at 162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, F-50, Encinitas, CA 92024, Sharon@coastalfoundation.org, 760-942-9245 or www.coastalfoundation.org Please sign the guest book online at legacy.com/obituaries/ ranchosantafereview .
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