OKEECHOBEE - Ronald E. Dawson, a resident of Okeechobee for over 40 years, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Raulerson Hospital. Ron was the owner-operator of Dawson's Carpet Cleaning. He was a member of the Gathering Church, Rotary Club
, and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He enjoyed entertaining people and making them laugh through magic. Making balloon animals for children was also a highlight for him. Travel was also a hobby and also spending time with his church family. Ron is survived by his wife, Rita Dawson of Okeechobee; sons, Dan (Brenda) Brookhouse of Canada, Scott (Michelle) Dawson of Okeechobee; five grandchildren; and a sister, Becky Bishop of Miss. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2013, from 10 a.m. until service time of 11 a.m. at The Gathering Church with Pastor Mike Brown officiating. In lieu of flowers, friends may make a donation in Ron's memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Online condolences may be sent at www.buxtonseawinds.com
Arrangements and services are under the direction and care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 S.E. 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida.