Jimmy R. Dawson, age 77 of Warsaw, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 just before 4:30 a.m. at Miller’s Merry Manor in Warsaw.
Jimmy was born on March 30, 1942 in David, Kentucky. He was the son of the late Earl and Josephine (Sparks) Dawson. He was a graduate of Prestonsburg High School and moved to the Warsaw area in 1962. On December 28, 1964 Jimmy was united in marriage to Janet Louise Hite. Having shared fifty years together, Janet preceded Jimmy in passing on April 24, 2014.
Jimmy was a thirty-three-year employee of Dalton Foundry. He was also a longtime member of Pentecostal Lighthouse Church and was a hard-working provider. Jimmy loved time spent with his family; they fondly remember his swims across Pike Lake, time spent at the Warsaw Speedway and his partiality for Cadillac automobiles. He was also a dog lover.
Those who survive with memories to treasure include his daughter, Becky (husband, Keith) Lowe of Warsaw and son, James (wife, Kathy) Dawson of Warsaw; brother, Johnny Dawson of Prestonsburg and sister, Sue Moore of Prestonsburg. Also surviving are five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Janet, and his parents, those who preceded him in passing include five brothers and four sisters.
A Life Celebration® has been planned with Titus Funeral Home, 2000 East Sheridan Street, Warsaw. Visitation will take place on Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. with the Reverend Bob Brown officiating a 7 p.m. funeral service. Burial will be in Warsaw’s Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may made to assist with veteran’s care at the VA of Northern Indiana, Attn: Voluntary Services 2121 Lake Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. This request is in honor of Jimmy’s father-in-law, Harold Hite. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.TitusFuneralHome.com
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