Richard W. Dawson, age 87, of Bellefontaine, Ohio passed away Friday morning, January 10, 2020, at Logan Acres Senior Community in Bellefontaine.
Richard was born in Windsor Ontario, Canada April 12, 1932, to the late Carlton and Edna Mae (Ridley) Dawson. He was also preceded in death by a son, Rick Dawson; three brothers, Roger, Ted, and Bruce Dawson; his second wife, Robbie Lee Beaird Dawson and a step-grandchild, Megan Crouch.
Richard is survived by his children, Michael (Barbara) Dawson of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia and Deb (Dave) Allison of Bellefontaine; three grandchildren, Dana (David) Desharnais, Andrew Allison and Christopher (Valerie Kramer) Allison; two great-grandchildren, David and Darcey Desharnais; his first wife, and mother of his children, Beverly Dawson of Bellefontaine; a step-daughter, Tasha Davenport of Kentucky; a step-grandchild, Reagan Potter; a sister-in-law, Nancy Dawson of Michigan and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Korean War era and Vietnam Veteran, Richard proudly served twenty four years in the United States Navy Seabees as a heavy equipment operator, before retiring in 1988. He enjoyed gardening and tending to his rose bushes.
Pastor Bryan Meadows will officiate a memorial service Friday, January 17, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine, where visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. prior to the service. Military honors will be provided by members of the Logan County Veteran Honor Guard.
The arrangements are being handled by the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.