Mr. Dawson died on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at his home in Herndon.
He was born on Feb. 26, 1929, in Roaring Springs to the late Almont Dawson, Sr. and Agnes Dawson.
He was a farmer, a member of Roaring Springs Christian Church, where he served as an Elder, and was a member of Christian County Gideon Camp.
He was preceded in death by his father, Almont Dawson, Sr.; his mother, Agnes Dawson; one sister and brother –in-law, Louise and Tinsley Thomas.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Dawson of Herndon; one brother Charles Dawson of Herndon; two sisters, Mary Agnes Gaylord of Greenville, N.C. and Betsy Wall of Hopkinsville; two sons, Bobby Dunbar and Bruce Dunbar, both of Hopkinsville; two daughters, Teresa Burks (and husband Jimmy) of Hopkinsville, and Sherry Allen (and husband Mike) of Herndon; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Layton Dawson, Mont Dawson, Donnie Thomas, Jimmy Burks, Mike Allen, Bobby Wayne Dunbar, Cayce Burks, Anthony Allen and Bruce Dunbar. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Tommy Thomas, Russell Wall, Murray Wall and Bob Dunbar. Music was provided by the Rev. Eric Harris, vocalist; Becky Oliver and Lucy Harris, pianist; and the Roaring Springs Christian Church Choir with Cayce Burks, vocalist. Memorial donations may be made to, Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 65, Cadiz, KY 42211 or the Roaring Springs Christian Church, 228 Military Road, Lafayette, KY 42254.