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Gorden Edward "Ed" Dawson

February 22, 1942 August 12, 2019
Gorden Edward "Ed" Dawson
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Obituary for Gorden Edward "Ed" Dawson

Gorden Edward “Ed” Dawson, 77, of Amherst passed away, Monday, August 12, 2019 at his home.

Born February 22, 1942 in Ioueka, West Virginia, Ed was the son of the late Edward Nicholas and Pearl Crane Dawson. Ed was retired as a heavy equipment operator, and the owner of Ed’s Garage in Madison Heights, a U.S. Air Force Veteran who served in Viet Nam and a member of Clifford Baptist Church .

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Coleman Dawson, and three sisters: Rosalee Dawson, Wilda Dawson, and Loretta Dawson.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie Jean Rieger Dawson of Amherst; one son, Keith Dawson (Olga) of Amherst; five daughters: Leela Gray (Tony) of Tampa, FL, Laura Lee Auriemma (George) of Seminole, FL, Heather Walker of Lindsay, OK, Jenny Desko (Bill) of Midlothian, VA and Vanessa Kennmur (Justin) of Tallahassee Fl; two sisters: Audrey Kelly (Larry) of Winter Park, FL, Louella Cotton (Larry) of Thibodaux, LA; four brothers: Randy Dawson (Pattie) of Middlebourne, WV, Warren Dawson of Reader, WV, John Dawson (Jennifer) of Forest, VA and Wiley Dawson (Kathy) of Benwood, WV; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Ed also played a special role in the lives of The Samuels Brothers and their respective families.

The family will receive visitors at 12 pm, Thursday August 15, 2019 at Clifford Baptist Church. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 pm with Rev. Dr. Michael Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will follow privately in the Dawson Family Cemetery .


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Funeral

Thursday

15

Aug

1:00 PM 8/15/2019 1:00:00 PM
Clifford Baptist Church

635 Fletchers Level Rd.
Amherst, VA 24521

The funeral service will begin after the visitation on Thursday, Aug, 15, 2019 at the Church

Clifford Baptist Church
635 Fletchers Level Rd. Amherst 24521 VA
United States

Visitation

Thursday

15

Aug

Clifford Baptist Church

635 Fletchers Level Rd.
Amherst, VA 24521

The family wil receive friends beginning at 12 noon Thursday, Aug, 15, 2019 at the Church

Clifford Baptist Church
635 Fletchers Level Rd. Amherst 24521 VA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Dawson Family Cemetery Final Resting Place

276 Lavender Lane
Amherst, VA 24521

276 Lavender Lane Amherst 24521 VA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Clifford Baptist Church

635 Fletchers Level Rd.
Amherst, VA 24521
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