Horace A. Dodge, 86, of Medford, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2012, in the company of a friend, at his home. He was born April 24, 1925, in Medford, to parents, Arthur and Vina Dodge.

As a young man he worked in the Portland, Ore., shipyards as a buffer, and later as a baker at Fluhrer Bakery in Medford. He graduated from Medford High School and enjoyed gardening. Horace was a fixture in downtown Medford. He only owned one car his whole life. He went from driving to bicycling to walking, and always with his hat and trench coat. He never married and could be quite cantankerous. He was a wealth of history about downtown Medford, and he will be missed by many people who were privileged to meet and know him. He attended the Medford First United Methodist Church.

The funeral service for Horace will be Friday, January 27, 2012, 11:00 a.m., at Conger-Morris, 767 S. Riverside Ave., Medford, Ore. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. A visitation will be Thursday, January 26, 2012, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., at Conger-Morris, Medford, 541-772-7111.