Jack Dodson

Published 8:50 am Friday, October 2, 2009

Name: Jack Dodson

Age: 48

Occupation and title: Captain at Greensville Correctional Center

Spouse’s name: Sheri

Children’s names and ages: Kimberly, 26, Lee, 22

Church affiliation: Baptist

If I could change my name, I’d make it: I am happy with my name. I was named after my great-grandfather and have a son that is named after me.

People say I look like: Barry Dodson (former NASCAR crew chief — no relation)

Favorite movie of all time: “Smokey and the Bandit”

TV show I never miss: “CSI”

The secret to happiness is: My wife and kids

I wish I knew how to: Shag dance

Song I’d love to sing karaoke to: People Are Crazy (Billy Currington)

If I had to eat only three foods for the rest of my life, they’d be: My wife’s spaghetti, steak and French fries

Three words that best describe me: Funny, patient and caring

One superpower I wish I had: X-ray vision

Book currently on my nightstand: No books on nightstand

My proudest achievement: My kids

My most humbling moment: When my kids moved out on their own

My most recent trip: Martinsville to late model stock car test

My life won’t be complete until: I am able to retire and do what I want to do when I want to.

My friends think I’m: A racing fanatic

I really lose my cool when: I have to deal with disrespectful people

Favorite college sports team: WVU Mountaineers

Favorite pro sports team: #1 Nationwide Race Team (Miccosuke)

Favorite color: Orange

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned, and who taught you? Work hard, be fair and have fun — Hershal Mitchell

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life? Marrying my wife

Which local charitable or non-profit organization do you wish more people would support? Due to the history of my wife’s family — any breast cancer charity

What gives you the blues? Not being able to spend much time with my grown children

What’s your best childhood memory? Times spent with my grandfathers

What’s your most recent venture? Was named acting captain effective Sept. 1.