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John W. Dawson

October 2, 1928 — October 8, 2019

John W. Dawson age 91 passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday morning, October 8, 2019. John was born October 2, 1928 in Lumberport, WV. The son of William S. and Pearl (Meek) (Dawson). John worked as a highway patrolman for 10 years before moving to General Motors Lordstown where he retired in 1995 as a production manager. He was a Navy veteran serving from 1946 to 1948. John was a member of the American Legion and also a member of the Cedar Lodge #430 F&A.M. He was also a former member of Canfield Presbyterian Church. John enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Tuesday GM Retiree Golf League. But, most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. His wife of 52 years, the former Mary L. Ferrell, whom he married June 23, 1950 passed away May 1, 2002. John leaves to cherish his memory, two nieces, Pamela, his caregiver, and Deborah, and his nephew, Michael. Besides his parents and his wife, John was preceded in death by two brothers Donald and Bruce Dawson. Following Johns wishes there are no calling hours. A small service celebrating his life will be held at 3 pm Friday, October 18, at the Lane Funeral Home Canfield Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to MVI Hospice in John's name.

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