Curtis L. Dawson

March 01, 1933 ‒ May 13, 2016

Galion, Ohio

Curtis L. Dawson, 83, of Galion passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at home.

Born March 1, 1933 in Jefferson County, he was the son of Herman M. and Birdie (Waugh) Dawson. He is survived by his wife 59 years Eileen (Williamson) Dawson who he married on July 1, 1956.

He served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Curtis was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Galion and previously was very active at the former St. Mark United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Crestline Masonic Lodge and served as a Special Deputy for the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department for many years. Curtis was a tool and die maker for the former General Motors Plant in Ontario for 33 years and in addition worked with Gene Tischer at Tischer’s Lock Shop in Galion. He volunteered for many years at the Galion Community Center YMCA where he participated in water aerobics.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by children Linda (Pen) Fiatoa of Mansfield, Mary Ann (Richard) Werner of Austin, Texas and Jeff (Deb) Dawson of Galion; grandchildren Curtis, Kaisa and Rachel Fiatoa, Nicholas Beetham and Kelly Wills, Annie Trammel and Tyler Dawson; great grandchildren Abe, Ella and Mackenzie Trammel and sister June Burris of East Springfield.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Christ United Methodist Church, 130 East Walnut Street, Galion, Ohio 44833 where a memorial service will be held at 12:00 Noon with Pastor Jerry Penrod Jr. officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church Mission Committee or the charity of donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Curtis Dawson, and condolences may be made to them at

  • To Eileen and family, our hearts are heavy with this news. He was a wonderful man. Curt was so good to us when we served at St. Mark. We will always remember the lunches after church, Halloween festivities and hay rides at the house, and just the feeling of goodness and the way he made us laugh. We pray for peace for the family now. May God strengthen you all during this time and the days ahead.

    • I especially remember hauling the piano back from Columbus. Also, remembering with appreciation the other times he was there to help and advise.

  • Eileen, Linda, Mary Ann, Jeff, and families,
    I am so very sorry to hear of Curt’s passing. He was a wonderful man. I remember having our garden at your house and getting to pick apples. Curt always had kind words to say and was so nice to us. I pray that God will comfort you in the days ahead.

  • Eileen & family,
    Our thoughts & prayers are with each of you in the loss of one so dear. Curt always had the biggest smile. We will miss our dear friend. God be with all of you.

  • Linda and family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My wish for you is peace and remembrance of the good times to help in healing the hurt. Take care, lifting you up in this difficult time,
    Susanne and Reed

  • Dear Family,
    Curt was such a vital member of St. Mark . His faith and determination are my fondest memories. When Theo, Laura and myself were members of the church he always greeted us with a smile and hug.
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand and give you peace.
    Kathleen Welch Shaffer.

  • To the Family, Curt was such a special man, he was the first one I met when I joined the YMCA many years ago. We always loved it when it was his week to open for us, a warm good morning and a smile at 5:30AM was always nice!! He is very much missed at the Y. We are all praying for you. God be with you.

  • Prayers to all of you, enjoyed getting to know Curt at the Y , he made our class fun. Eileen and I share a friendship through UMW, my condolences.

  • I was so saddened to hear of your Loss of one so dear to you.
    My heart and prayers go out to you

  • Deepest sympathy to Eileen and family on the loss of your loving husband and father. I always remember the picnic/hayride with the swimming class. He will be deeply missed.

  • GOD bless Curt’s family . Although I didn’t see Curt the last 20 years as I’m living in Florida , he was a great friend for 50 years . We worked a lot of degree work at Crestline Masonic Lodge together . R.I.P. my brother .

  • Eileen and Family,

    Sorry for your loss, so many fond memories of “Life on Georges Run”. Can’t remember if it was Curtis or Doc that taught me to twirl spagett with a spoon and fork at one of the reunions, and Curtis also slipped me some cash on the sly at our wedding, said everyone needed cash for a honeymoon. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Bill & Cheryl Scott

  • Linda and family – I have such wonderful memories of hanging at your house. Mr. Dawson was such an encouraging man. Thank you for the memories. Lifting your family up in prayer for God’s comfort and peace.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with your family! Curt treated us like his own family. God bless you all!
    Love and prayers
    Monty and Lori Trammel

  • Eileen and Family,
    This world lost a great man. He was always willing to help with church projects. He helped me and Jack with tractor problems as well as being a great friend. I look forward till we meet again. I pray for his loved ones. You made me a better person.

  • Eileen and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. Curt was quite the man. Always had a smile to give you. He will be greatly missed. Always enjoyed talking with him. God Bless all. MaryAnn and Don Heimlich.

  • Dear friends,
    We send our heart felt sympathy in the passing of Curt. As others have said, the fellowship from the ‘Y’ was special and ‘spilled’ over in many other places. Please know we care. Blessings, Jack and Doris