HARTFORD CITY – Lloyd "Al" Dawson, 87, of Hartford City, passed away at 5:55 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. at Bridgewater Centre for Health & Rehabilitation, Hartford City.
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He was born on Wednesday, June 9, 1926, in Jackson Township. Wells County.
Al was an owner-operator of Al's Repair Service, where he was a plumber, electrician and a carpenter.
He was a life member of the AMVETS Post #23, Hartford City. Al served in the United States Army during World War II in Germany. He served as a Private First Class throughout the war and was an active solider during the Battle of Bulge.
He had been a resident of Hartford City since 1965 and was a former resident of Warren. Al loved fishing and carpentry work and was especially proud of his children. He enjoyed socializing with the people of Hartford City and was a well know resident in the community.
Al attended Alexander School and Five Points School and was a graduate of Jackson Center High School. He was a member of Jackson Alumni Association.
Survivors include his second wife, Marlene (Gray) Dawson, of Hartford City; five daughters, Linda (Steve) Briles, of Hartford City, Donna (Pat) Norton, of Hartford City, Sandra (Randy) Leer, of Bristol, Anita (fiancé, Gary Langdon) Lambert, of Hartford City, and Carma (Mike) Reidy, of Hartford City; five sons, Steve Dawson, of Indianapolis, Mark (Pradit) Dawson, of Norman, Okla., Tim Dawson, of Tucson, Ariz., Jay Dawson, of Hartford City, and Jeff (Thuy) Dawson, of Bristol; 29 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret "Maggie" Maxine (Lautzenheiser) Dawson, father, Har-rison McIntire Dawson, mother, Corina May (Brown) Dawson, six sisters, Mabel Booher, Faye Glessner, Ethel Dawson, Iva Miller, Fern Palmer and Mary Brinniman, eight brothers, Harvey Dawson, Charles Dawson, Ray Dawson, Glen Dawson, Gene Dawson, Earl Dawson, Dale Dawson and Floyd Dawson, and one grandchild.
Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, 109 W. Windsor St., Montpelier, on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, from noon to 2 p.m.
A service to celebrate Al's life will be at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, with Pastor Chris Neel officiating. Interment will follow in Asbury Cemetery, Montpelier. Military rites will be conducted at the graveside by the United States Army and Millard-Brown American Legion Post #156, Montpelier.
Preferred memorials to AMVETS Post #23, 902 S. Walnut St., Hartford City, IN 47348.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, Montpelier.
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Published in Hartford City News Times from Sept. 21 to Sept. 28, 2013