Dawson, Shelton Phelps
June 24, 1927 - July 25, 2021
Dr. Shelton Phelps Dawson, 94, of Eden, passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Annie Penn Memorial Hospital.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4751 NC 14, Reidsville, NC. Interment will follow in Ridge-View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021 at the church.
Dr. Dawson was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 24, 1927, a son of Howard A. Dawson, Sr. and Mamie Watson Dawson, both deceased. He joined the Navy at the age of 17 with his parents' consent. He contracted TB at 18 years of age and left the military and was disabled at the age of 19. Upon recovery, he went to serve a mission in the Central States of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He then went to medical school to become a doctor while being treated for TB. He married Victoria Wallace in December 1953 and was married for 50 years until her death in 2013. He graduated from George Washington University in 1955. He was a pediatrician for 42 years, practicing in California from 1956-1972, before coming to Eden. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Victoria Wallace Dawson; his son, Mark W. Dawson; daughter-in-law, Judy Marley; his brother, Howard A. Dawson, Jr.; and his grandson, Lauren W. Dawson.
He is survived by his children, Grant W. Dawson and special friend Glenda Waite of South Port, Blake W. Dawson and wife Grayson of Eden, Scot W. Dawson and wife Alla of Eden; his daughter-in-law, Pam Dawson of Greensboro; his grandchildren, Ashlee M. Dawson, Courtney L. Bailey, Myra L. Dawson, Abigail M. Dawson, Daniel W. Dawson, Raisa V. Dawson; and his great-grandchildren, Destiny L. Dunn, Lindsey N. Bailey, Isabella R. Bailey, Cassie E. Bailey, Christopher W. Bailey, Kaylee Jarrell, Luke A. Seay and Joseph J. Seay.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary Fund.
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Published by Greensboro News & Record on Jul. 27, 2021.