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Larry L. Dawson

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Larry L. Dawson Obituary
Larry Lester Dawson, 81, of Cheboygan, Mich., passed away on April 20, 2018 at home with his wife Deborah by his side.
Larry was born Oct. 12, 1936 in Royal Center, IN, to the late Wilbur E. (Jeff) and Lois B. Dawson. Larry graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1955 and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Michigan University in 1976. He served his country in the U.S. Army.
He married Deborah (Morrow) Shearer on Feb. 23, 1995.
Larry was a 25 year member of the SCCA and enjoyed racing his Super-V. He was a 15 year member of the Studebaker Drivers Club and loved talking Studebakers and cars. Larry enjoyed wandering the back roads looking for waterfalls and lighthouses and taking pictures of them. He always had a project going and enjoyed woodworking.
He was preceded in death by his parents Wilbur E. and Lois B. Dawson.
Larry is survived by his wife Deborah, step-daughter Stephanie (Leonard) Orzech of San Antonio, TX, brothers Richard T. (Linda) Dawson of St. Petersburg, FL, Jeffrey A. (Marilyn) Dawson of South Bend, IN, nieces Amy (Rick) Phillips of Cincinnati, OH, Hillary (Ernesto) Arana of Tampa, FL, step-grandchildren Gwendolyn, Tyler, and Audrey Orzech, great-nieces Audrey and Cassandra Phillips and Carolyn Arana.
Cremation is being entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord, MI.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Those wishing to an expression of sympathy are encouraged to make contributions to the Cheboygan County Humane Society, 1536 Hackleburg Rd., Cheboygan MI; or to the .
Published in Cheboygan Daily Tribune on Apr. 28, 2018
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