Darin Dodson, tools product manager at Stuller, Inc., 41

Darin Dodson, Tools Product Manager at Stuller, Inc. tragically passed away on Tuesday, April 19 as the result of a traffic accident. Dodson, 41 of Lafayette, La., suffered a heart attack at the scene and could not be revived en route to the hospital.

“Darin’s positive outlook on life and his quiet but friendly, outgoing personality made him a favorite of his industry associates and an inspiration to the staff he worked with,” said Darrell Warren, Business Unit Vice President of Tools. “From his first day at Swest on Sept. 13, 1985, his patience and strong work ethic made a positive contribution to the industry, and his move to Stuller in 2001 was a key asset in launching the tools business at Stuller.”

“An important part of the Stuller organization has vanished, literally in the blink of an eye,” added Matt Stuller, chairman and CEO of Stuller, Inc. “Our hearts and prayers go out to Darin’s family in this time of tremendous loss.”

Dodson is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Dodson; two daughters, Ashley and Rachel Dodson; a son, Evan Dodson; and one granddaughter, Jayla Dodson, all of Lafayette; his darling mother, Joyce Dodson; three sisters, Pamela Smith, Colette Honorable (Rickey), both of Little Rock, Ark., and Colleen Jeter (Kirk), of South Carolina; and two brothers, Keeven (Ann) Dodson and Mica Dodson, both of Little Rock, Ark.; as well as other relatives and friends.

Services were held April 21, 2005 at Kinchen Funeral Home in Lafayette, Louisiana. Burial was held April 23, 2005 in Little Rock, Ark.; arrangements are being handled by Premier Funeral Home, 1518 South Battery St., Little Rock, Arkansas; phone (501) 376-4800. A Memorial Account has been set up for Dodson’s family at:

Hibernia National Bank
Southpark Branch
3527 Pinhook Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone (337) 268-4514
Darin L. Dodson
Acct No. 204 11 98497
Bank Routing No. 065000090