David G. Dawson

August 19, 1930 ‒ April 27, 2006

Caledonia, Ohio

David G. Dawson, age 75, of Caledonia, Ohio, died on April 27, 2006, in Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus several days after suffering a stroke.

He was born in Clay County, West Virginia, on August 19, 1930, the son of the late Joseph Wallace and Anna Florence (Edwards) Dawson.

After graduating from Clay County High School, David enlisted in the Army serving for fours years during the Korean Conflict as a Sergeant.

Following his service to the country he met his loving wife of over 50 years, Charmaine (Hines) Dawson, who he married on September 17, 1955, in Indiana.

David worked as a foreman for the Field Container Company in Marion, and was a supervisor for the Marion Brick Company.

David was a member of the Circle “M” Saddle Club of Marion, the Llama Association, and the American Legion.

A farmer at heart, David loved raising livestock and showing llamas and horses; a passion he continued until his last days.

A staunch republican, David would often have friendly debates with his wife, who was a democrat.

David was a “take-charge” kind of man, and always looked on the brighter side of life.

David will be sadly missed by his family, who he cared for deeply. To David his children were “perfect,” and he was “crazy about them.” He also enjoyed his grandchildren who he cherished.

In addition to his wife, David is survived by his son Dwight (Jill) Dawson of Caledonia; daughters Roxana Dawson-Conway of New Albany, and Kam (Tim) Mathews, of Oregon, Ohio; grandchildren Jeremy and Jacqueline Dawson, Christian Conway, Tate and Andrea Mathews, and Emily and Allison Tramontana; great-grandsons Dominic and Maxwell; brothers Leonard Dawson of Seattle, Washington, Earl Neil Dawson of Marion, Lloyd Dawson of Mount Gilead, and Lakin Dawson of Marion; sisters Donna Smith and Imogene Waldon both of Charleston, West Virginia.

David was preceded in death by his brother Melvin Dawson; and his sister Dana Rhodes.

The family will greet friends on Sunday from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Craven & Snyder Funeral Home, 67 North Main St., Mount Gilead, where funeral services will immediately follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor Eric Schroeter officiating. Private family services with military honors will be held on Monday at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, Ohio, 43218, the American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006, or to the American Diabetes Association, 937 North High Street, Worthington, Ohio, 43085.

Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.