Charles Wallace Dawson of Milton

Charles Wallace Dawson, 82, of Milton, WV, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011 at the Spring Valley VA Medical Center. He was born October 14, 1928, in Fort Gay, WV, the eldest son of George Wallace and Jessie (Raines) Dawson. He was raised at Crum, WV, and he graduated from Wayne High School in 1946. He enlisted in the US Army Air Corps, where he was a staff sergeant and a cryptographer at the time of his discharge in 1949. He entered what was then Marshall College and graduated with a BA in business administration in 1952. He then married Sally Janet Dameron who preceded him in death and with whom he had two sons, Charles W. (Anita Tabor) Dawson Jr., and Jon Preston Dawson, all of Milton, WV. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Jon Preston Dawson Jr. and Alexandria Dawson of Milton, WV, and Elizabeth Hughes Taylor of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Herbert Dawson of Crum, WV, and Jack Dawson of Columbus, OH; and one sister-in-law, Ima Jean Dawson of Crum, WV. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James Franklin Dawson and Ralph Leon Dawson, and two sisters, Mary Carroll Reinhardt and Phyllis Ann “Dolly” Browning. He was owner and president of Hogan Storage and Transfer of Williamson, WV at the time of his retirement. He was member of the Wayne County Genealogical and Historical Society, a Kentucky Colonel, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Sons of the Confederacy, and the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church. He was also an avid fan of the Thundering Herd Football Team and never missed a home game for over twenty years. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton with Dr. Allen Reasons, pastor of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton.