Dodsley A. Schroter


Dodsley A. Schroter, a resident of Ponte Vedra Beach, died April 9, 2016. Dod was born in New York on July 31, 1931, but moved to Florida at an early age.  Growing up in Lakeland, FL, he graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Forestry.  While attending the University of Florida he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. After graduating from college, he entered the U.S. Air Force and after serving for over 21 years, he retired as a Lt. Colonel in August 1975.  During his Air Force career, he continued graduate level endeavors and received his master’s degree in Business Administration from the George Washington University.  He also served in Vietnam for one year.  Dod moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1990 and was a charter member of the Ponte Vedra United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife, Colleen; daughter, Debra Buskirk (Steve); son, Robert Schroter (Chris); stepchildren Tonya Watson and Jeff Watson (Freida); and grandchildren, Tim Buskirk, Melanie Bois and Zachery Watson.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday April 16 at Ponte Vedra United Methodist Church, followed by interment of ashes at Ponte Vedra Valley. In lieu of flowers, Dod had requested donations to Ponte Vedra United Methodist Church, Community Hospice of Northeast FL or Spina Bifida Association. Please sign the online guestbook at