Wylie J. Dawson

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Wylie J. Dawson of Willis, Texas, passed away December 11, 2014, at the age of 96.He was born in Rosenberg, Texas, on March 31, 1918, to Augustus Green Dawson and Katherine Chew Dawson. In 1936, he graduated from Rosenberg High School, and for the next year continued to work on the family farm and at a grocery store and played semi pro football for a team called the Blue Devils. He then worked for United Gas Corporation until he was drafted into the service. Wylie proudly served our country for 3 years in the United States Army during World War II. He was a staff sergeant in the 311th Combat Engineers and saw active duty in the European Theater in France and Germany. He received an honorable discharge in November, 1945. Immediately after the war, he went back to work for United Gas as a local and then district manager in South Texas. In 1956, he was transferred to Huntsville, Texas where he worked as district manager until he retired from the company in 1968 after 30 years of service. After his retirement from United Gas, he went to work as President and General Manager of Moran Utilities, a natural gas distribution company in Conroe, Texas. He also served as President and General Manager for Morgas Pipeline Company, Texas Intrastate Pipeline Company, and Hughes Realty Company until his last retirement in 1980. Wylie was an active member of the Rotary Club for 33 years, a past member of the Lions Club and was on the executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America in San Antonio. He was an avid reader, had a great love for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing with friends and relatives and just communing with nature. Over 55 years ago, he established Leppergator Lodge Hunting Club, which is a landmark in the Walker County area. He loved his entire family dearly and was extremely proud of all their accomplishments. Wylie is survived by the love of his life, his devoted wife of over 40 years, Marjorie Anderson Dawson. They were married on September 7, 1974. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Bill Dawson and wife Evelyn; his daughter, Sandra Switzer and husband Michael, and daughter-in-law, Patty Dawson. He is preceded in death by his son, Jim Dawson. His parents, one brother and six sisters also preceded him in death. Other survivors include 5 grandsons, Michael Dawson and wife Reba, John Dawson and wife Cindy, Andy Dawson and wife Teri, Mark Dawson and wife Brandy, Jeff Dawson and wife Kacey, 12 great grandchildren, and 6 great- great grandchildren. A very special sister-in-law, Yvonne Anderson Gaydos, and numerous other friends and relatives also survive. Pallbearers will be Doug Hill, Don Holcomb, Randy Roan, Dale Wooddell, Ray Pooler, and Warren Ducote. Honorary pallbearers will be Wilburn Fry, Brinson Sangster, Joe Larrison, and all of the past and present members of Leppergator Lodge. Visitation will be held Monday, December 15, 2014, at Cashner Funeral Home from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, followed by the funeral service at 3:00pm. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. You are invited to view our webpage and leave written tributes to the family at cashnerconroe.com


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