George W. “Bud” Dawson Jr.

March 28, 1947 ‒ September 14, 2020

Loudonville, Ohio

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


  • I am truly sorry for your loss. Mr. Dawson was a great man and my father,Rick Lawrence was good friends with him and always spoke very highly of him. May God provide each of you with love, peace, and comfort at this difficult time and always.

  • Gregg and Angie, and all the family,
    My deepest sympathy, love, thoughts and prayers in your loss. May God grant you comfort and peace now and in the days ahead!!

    Bonnie Beeman

  • I have seen true love every time I sit on my porch and watch bud and Marryann on their swing. They had fires together. They cook together outside. Most of all watching them work in the yard together specially in the fall when they did the leaves together. It won’t be the same this fall but will give Marryann some help.I’m going to miss bud shaking his head sometimes when we didn’t cut grass right on our side. So instead of fighting with our neighbor ( Which we never did ))SoBud mow on that side so it was even with his lawn.Budwas a very good father husband and grand father. And loved his dogs. You are going to be very missed around the neighborhood we love you bud. Love Diana Rick,Angel, Bella boo, Bentley

  • Our deepest condolences. Sending hugs. Sorry we can not be there with you. Borders are closed. Will keep you in our prayers. Going to miss him.

  • Dear Marryanne, Wink and I will miss seeing Bud and visiting briefly with both of you at family gatherings. What a wonderful couple you were, what a lovely life you made for your family! God bless you and give you peace.
    Love, Wink and Pat.

  • Marianne, We want to extend l our sincere sympathy to you and your family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Marianne,Lurie,& Gregg, I am so sorry for such a big loss in your lives. He was one of the most patriotic hero’s and a very kind and caring person. He will truly be missed by so many in our community and beyond. May God wrap you in His arms and give you strength and peace in this time of need. Love and hugs to all of you and the rest of the family. RIP my friend and fly high, you will never be forgotten.

  • To the family….you all have huge hearts and have such great love for one another. I didnt know Bud but man.. the influence he had on your all will be so missed. Our family will be praying ik n this season for you all. May the Lord meet you hand to hand.
    Love , Tony and Mari Colace

  • Marianne and family, It has been our joy to know you for years. Times in church, chats and fun times now seem very precious. Our hearts ache with you at this time. Bud was a special quiet kind of man that was always friendly and enjoyed talking with you. We will miss him. Our prayers are with you but such a peace to know that he is where we wanted him to be, with Jesus.

    Love to you all, Les and Marsha

  • Marianne, We are so sorry to hear of Buds passing. I so enjoyed seeing him in the parades with the color guard. Please know you and your family are in our prayers.

  • Dear Marianne – so sorry for your loss David & I both worked with Bud for lotta years at Flexible – he was such a good person and I know will be sadly missed
    take care & GOD be with you during this stressful time. Please say hello to all your
    sisters for me as i don’t get out much to see anyone (always working)
    Debbie (Bostic) and David Thomas

  • To the family of Bud Dawson i cant thank him enough for all that he has done to help a fellow color guard out it will never be forgotten a true proud american god bleess sgt. at arms shreve post 67 honor guard Jason W. pennell

  • Dear Marianne and Family,
    Marianne, stood by Bud’s side through all that He walked through. I am thankful to know that God sends his comfort in the midst of these sadnesses. Thank you for your faith love and service to your husband. I never got to Bud but I have enjoyed my experiences around you. May you be support and comforted through this experience! Many are praying for you! God bless you!
    In loving sympathy,
    Frances Porter

  • Marianne and family,
    We were so sorry to read of Bud’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all now and in the days to come. Rely on Faith, Family and Friends to carry you through. God Bless each of you.

  • Marianne, my heart is breaking thinking about you on this very sad last goodbye to your beloved “Bud”…I just wish I could be there to give you the biggest hug imaginable but I can’t but I most definitely will be there in spirit, to you and all your famil6my heart goes out to all…peace and God Bless you all…love you so much xoxo

  • Ed and I are saddened to hear of Bud’s death. We have been married 54 years also and neither of us can imagine life without the other. Praying for you and your family in your time of sadness and loss.

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