SHELBY – Mr. Herman W. Dawson, 85, of 304 Martin St., died Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of the late A.K. and Lula McSwain Dawson. He worked for J & K Music Shop for 25 years and retired from Security Forces. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, John Dawson; daughter, Audrey Lynn Dawson; sister, Kathleen Lewis and her husband, J.B; great-grandson, Killian Harris.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Iva Jean Dawson of the home; two daughters, Jackie Harris and husband, George, and Cindy Philbeck, all of Shelby; grandchildren, Candace Humphries and husband, Mark, of Shelby, Nicole Humphries and husband, Chad, of Boiling Springs, and Jason Harris and wife, Jennifer, of Alabama; great-grandchildren, Tyler Pruitt, Madison and Coby Humphries, Keara, Kai, and Padraig Harris; special friend, Chuck Lutz of Shelby; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services: Tuesday, 3 p.m., at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Clergy: Rev. Tony Sisk
Burial: Sunset Cemetery
Memorials: Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 320 Old Boiling Springs Rd., Shelby, NC 28152 or Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC 28150
Funeral home: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby
Online condolences: www.claybarnette.com.