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Junious E. Dawsey was born Oct. 29, 1927, in Giddings, Texas, to Robert and Retha (Washington) Dawsey.
Junious graduated from Giddings High School in 1946. Immediately after graduation, he enlisted into the Army. After his 18-month tenure he went to barber college in Houston. After receiving his barber's license, he barbered in Giddings, Texas.
Junious married Irmogene J. Roberson on Nov. 26, 1948, in Lexington, Texas, and they were blessed with three children. Junious was later employed as a barber at Fort Hood, Texas, until the summer of 1954. He was later employed at Holloman Air Force Base. He moved his wife and two sons to Alamogordo in February 1955. In 1966 Junious quit barbering and got a civil service job. He retired from the High Speed Test Track on Dec. 31, 1992. Junious served a number of years on the Housing Authority Board in Alamogordo.
Early in his life he joined Bethel Union Baptist Church in Giddings. He later joined Owen Chapel A.M.E. Church in 1965, where he served a number of years as a steward and a member of the finance committee.
In October 1977, Junious fulfilled one of his dreams - he was created a Grand Inspector General of the 33rd degree by the United Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite held in Kansas City, Mo. Junious loved fishing with his wife and friends.
Junious is survived by his wife, Irmogene J. Dawsey, of the family home; two sons, Junious E. Dawsey Jr. and wife, Michelle, of Tucson, Ariz., and Leroy Dawsey, of Albuquerque; one daughter, Candace R. (Dawsey) Branch and husband, Sylvester, of Alamogordo; six grandchildren, Diedra Dawsey, of Houston, Nichole A. Branch, of Albuquerque, Heather C. Tribble, of Monroe, La., Hillary Dawsey, of Tucson, Sylvester J. Branch, of Albuquerque, and Asim J. Dawsey and wife, Yolanda, of Montgomery, Ala.; two sisters, Maedesser Spriggs, of San Francisco, and Clara M. Bryant, of Huntsville, Ala.; and one goddaughter, Gloria Simon Enoch, and husband, Tony, and their two children Erin and Simeon, of McCardville, Ind. Junious was also blessed with nine great-granddaughters, seven great-grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.
Junious was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Retha Washington; two brothers, Leonard Dawsey, of Houston, and Robert Dawsey Jr., of San Antonio, Texas; and four sisters, Hester Jackson, of Houston, Lillian Johnson, of San Francisco, Ruby Johnson, of Huntsville, and Arlene Johnson, of San Francisco.
Funeral services for Junious Edward Dawsey will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home chapel with Warren Robertson officiating.
Interment will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be members of the Masonic Lodge Prince Hall #11 and honorary pallbearers are Charlie Smith, Albert Simon, Virgil George, Rowland Cooper, Clifford Holloway, James Sharrett and Roman Martinez.
The family will greet friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Alamogordo Funeral Home.
The Dawsey family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Nov. 3 to Dec. 3, 2011
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