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Harold D. Dawson

August 14, 1925 December 22, 2019
Harold D. Dawson
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Obituary for Harold D. Dawson

Harold D. Dawson, age 94, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at his residence in Peoria, IL.

Harold was born on August 14, 1925 in Peoria, a son of William and Ruby (Driskell Smith) Dawson He first married Alice, and later married Louise. He married Vivian “Dolly” Miller on June 4, 2004 in Peoria. She survives.

Harold is also survived by four children, Larry (Debbie) Dawson of Bartonville, IL, Rodney (Connie) Dawson of Peoria, Rickie (Judy) Dawson of Peoria, and Lana (Barry) Heuer of Sunnyland; one sister, Bess Herchenbach of North Carolina; four step-daughters, Nancy Epley of North Carolina and Patricia Harmison of Germantown Hills, Vicki (Gene) Turpin of Northpoint, AL, and Jackie (Dan) DeFoe Blue Springs, MO,; two step-sons, Floyd “Butch” Epley of Texas and Michael (Trish)Walker of Hanna City; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Harold is preceded in death by one son, Gary, one sister, Betty, and two grandsons.

Harold proudly served in the US Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. He was a member of the Navy-Marine Club and loved to golf. He was a painter and hung wallpaper at the Pere Marquette and was a member of the Peoria Area Painter’s Union.

A visitation will be Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. A funeral service will be on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM, with a half hour prior visitation, also at the mortuary. Rev. Frank R. Dunnaway III will officiate and burial will follow at Swan Lake Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

2

Jan

5:00 PM 1/2/2020 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/2/2020 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Friday

3

Jan

10:30 AM 1/3/2020 10:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/3/2020 11:00:00 AM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

3

Jan

11:00 AM 1/3/2020 11:00:00 AM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Swan Lake Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

4601 Route 150
Peoria, IL 61615

4601 Route 150 Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

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