Dawson John R. Dawson, age 78, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 16, 2013. US Army Veteran and retired from the Columbus Public School Board. Predeceased by parents Andrew and Stella Dawson, mother- and father-in-law Willie and Milton Rosemond, son Aaron Andrews, grandson Michael T. Dawson, sister Edith Bunch, brothers Andrew Dawson, Garfield Dawson, and James Dawson, special aunt Helen Greenway and brother-in-law Bill Rosemond. Survived by loving family, devoted wife for over 50 years, Peggy Dawson; sons, Shawn and Michael Dawson and Anthony Andrews; daughters, Vanessa Watkins, and Veronica Andrews; grandchildren, Monica and Anthony Andrews, Terri (Robert) Skipper, Tameika, Thomas, Travis (Chante), Marvin, Marquell, Marquisha, Au-Juvan, and Toyisha Andrews, Shantel Dawson, Robert (Tammy) Watkins, Rosalind (Roshawn) Parker, and Doniqua West; many great-grandchildren, including special great-grandchild, Shanique Andrews; three great-great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, including special cousins, Geraldine, Tamara and Tyrone McDaniel, Joe, James, and Mitch Moorehead, and Johnny Greenway; and friends, including good friends, Wade Moon, Jr. and Russ Early. Homegoing Celebration 10 a.m. Saturday, December 20, 2013 at Trinity Baptist Church, 431 Saint Clair Ave. Dr. Victor M. Davis, officiating. Family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until time of service. Arrangements entrusted to SMOOT FUNERAL SERVICES, 614/444-1GOD (1463). Monique L. Smoot, Funeral Director.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 20, 2013