George W. “Bud” Dawson Jr.
March 28, 1947 ‒ September 14, 2020
George W. “Bud” Dawson Jr. passed away Monday morning, September 14, 2020, in his home surrounded by his family. He was 73.
He was born on March 28, 1947, in Ashland to parents George W. & Lura (Stackpole) Dawson Sr. After he graduated from Loudonville High School with the class of 1965, he proudly served his country by joining the US Army in 1966 to 1968 during the Vietnam War. Bud also married the love of his life, Marianne Hardesty on August 27, 1966. The pair have been married for 54 years.
Bud worked at the Flxible Company for over 29 years until it closed. He later worked for Garbers in Ashland for 10 years and 5 years at Thompson Paper Products.
Bud had a true love for the Loudonville American Legion Color Guard. He began in 1970 and had over 1200 appearances in uniform throughout the years. Bud served as Past Commander of the Legion Post 257 and past 5th District Legion Officer. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 257, the Perrysville VFW Post 8586, and the AMVETS Post 1969. Bud also attended church at New Hope Community Church. He loved his family very much and will be missed by them all.
He is survived by his loving wife Marianne Dawson; his children Lurie (Jack Sr.) Renkel and Gregg (Angie) Dawson; grandchildren Jack (Katie) Renkel Jr., Jarrod Renkel, Alexis Dawson, Michael Dawson, Cheyenne Dawson, and Trevor Dawson; and siblings Barb (Jon) Harris and David (Janet) Dawson.
In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by brother Ronald Lee Dawson.
The Dawson family will receive friends Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the New Hope Community Church, 637 N. Market Street, Loudonville, Ohio. A funeral service honoring Bud’s life will be held Friday, September 18, 2020, in New Hope Community Church at 11 a.m. Pastor Rob Paterson will speak. Burial will follow in Loudonville Cemetery.
Contributions in Bud’s memory to Hospice of North Central Ohio or New Hope Community Church may be made during calling hours or mailed to the funeral home, 123 N. Market Street, Loudonville, OH 44842.
Snyder Funeral Home-Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Bud’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com