John B. “Jack” Dawson
John B. “Jack” Dawson, 82, of Carrollton, died March 12, 2011, in Carroll Healthcare Center after a brief illness.
A son of the late William Carl Dawson and Irene Shaw Dawson, he was born in Mercy Hospital in Canton Sept. 23, 1928.
He was a mechanic and auto body shop worker by trade. He was a member of the Carrollton First United Methodist Church and attended Carrollton High School until his senior year when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served from Jun3 13, 1946 until he was honorably discharged April 14, 1948. He was an avid NASCAR fan, a big fan of harness racing, the Carrollton Warriors and Ohio State Buckeyes.
He is survived by his wife, the former Ellen McCartney, whom he married March 26, 1952; a son, Michael (Sheryl) Dawson of Canton; a daughter, Marcie (John) Fowler of Mount Vernon; two grandsons, Chad Michal of Strongsville and Carey Dawson of Canton; two granddaughters, Valerie (Zach) Burrell of Howard, OH, and Amanda (Darin)Nicholls of Canton; two great grandsons, Jacob and Isaac Burrell of Howard; and many nieces and nephews and Donald Pete Slates, his best friends whom he considered a giant of a man.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers; William of Tennessee and W. Robert of Arizona.
Funeral services will be held March 16 at 11 a.m. in Sweeney-Dodds Funeral Home with Rev. Kimberly Arbaugh officiating. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery in Carrollton. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m. in the funeral home.