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James 'Jim" William Dawson

July 20, 1924 October 26, 2018
James 'Jim" William Dawson
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Obituary for James 'Jim" William Dawson

James William ‘Jim’ Dawson, age 94 of Royal Oak, passed away Friday, October 26, 2018 at Harbor Chase of Auburn Hills. He was born July 20, 1924 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada to Charles and Pearl Dawson.

Jim grew up in Hazel Park, eventually joining the military. He served proudly in the US Army during World War II. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Battle Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, two Overseas Service Bars, and the Victory Medal for his service. Following his military service, Jim worked many different jobs before retiring from Williams International Corporation as a fabrication supervisor. He was a man of many talents, a jack-of-all trades. He loved antiques cars, especially restoring his prized Model A. He also was a man of great faith and a longtime member of Berkley Community Church. Most of all, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his children, Daniel (June) Dawson and Donna (Donald) Wille; grandchildren, Laura (Larry) Dragich, Michael (Lynn) Dawson, Robert (Jennifer) Dawson, Sarah Waldo, and Ben Wille; and great grandchildren, Brandon, Emily, Mason, Connor, Imogene, and Elliot. He is preceded in death by his wives, Virginia (1999) and Marian (2015); his parents; his son, David Dawson; his daughter, Dianne Dawson; and his sister, Dolores Dishman.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Road, Berkley (two blocks west of Woodward Avenue).
Funeral service will be Friday 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Peter Carlson officiating.

Private burial at White Chapel Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions would be appreciated to the Berkley Community Church.


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Visitation

Thursday

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Nov

3:00 PM 11/1/2018 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/1/2018 8:00:00 PM
Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2125 Twelve Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072

Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2125 Twelve Mile Road Berkley 48072 MI
United States

Service

Friday

2

Nov

11:00 AM 11/2/2018 11:00:00 AM
Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2125 Twelve Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072

Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2125 Twelve Mile Road Berkley 48072 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

White Chapel Cemetery Final Resting Place

621 Long Lake
Troy, MI 48083

621 Long Lake Troy 48083 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Berkley Community Church

2855 Wiltshire Road
Berkley, MI 48072
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