James "Jim" B. Dawson

SPRINGFIELD, IL – James "Jim" B. Dawson, 81, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born in Shanghai, China on Oct. 23, 1932, to Owen and Velma (Spooner) Dawson. He married Ruth Lawrance in 1959 and they shared 54 years together.

Jim was a U.S. Air Force pilot from 1955-1960. He retired from the EPA.

Memorial Gathering: Noon, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Discovery, 313 W. Cook St. Springfield, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Animal Protective League.

Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Home

Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home - Springfield
437 S. Grand Ave. West  Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 525-1500

Published in The State Journal-Register on Mar. 18, 2014