Andrew W. "Dub" Dawson, Jr. age 93, a former longtime resident of Briarwood Circle in Summerville Park, Rome, passed away on Sunday morning, April 14, 2013 at Riverwood of Rome.
A native of Chattooga County, Mr. Dawson was born on November 27, 1919, the son of the late Andrew Wesley Dawson, Sr. and the late Susan Catherine Johnson Dawson. He had spent the greater part of his life in Rome and attended West Armuchee High School. Mr. Dawson was a World War II veteran having served in the United States Navy. Mr. Dawson was a long time member and life Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Rome where he was a member of the O.M. Cates Sunday School Class. Mr. Dawson was a retired Certified Property Manager having been associated with Harvey-Given Company for many years. Mr. Dawson proudly served as a member of the Rome Board of Education for 12 years during the 1960s and 1970s. Mr. Dawson was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorinda Dawson. Mr. Dawson was married on May 7, 1943 to Olivia Porter Dawson who preceded him in death on May 24, 2007.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Devitt and her companion, Cathy Brock; 2 sons, Andrew Dawson and his wife Becky and Stan Dawson and his wife, Cecelia. 4 grandchildren, Lee and Wes Stansell, Dawson Devitt and Josh Dawson. Seven great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.
Memorial Services for Andrew W. "Dub" Dawson, Jr. will be held on Friday morning, April 19, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Rome with Dr. Joel Snider and Dr. Floyd Roebuck officiating. Following the Memorial Service the family will greet friends in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Rome.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church of Rome, #100 East Fourth Avenue, Rome, Georgia 30161.
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