Life Story for
Mr. Clyde "Wayne" Dawson, age 70, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on April 22, 1948, in McCrory, Arkansas, the loving son of the late, Clyde Melvin and Zilpha Mae (Reeves) Dawson. He was raised in McCrory, Arkansas and later moved to Fortville, Indiana where he attended the Mount Vernon High School. Wayne was united in marriage to the love of his life on December 9, 1967, in Mohawk, Indiana, to Sandra Marie Cecil and to this union arrived three daughters, Deborah, Shelley and Tina to bless their home. Wayne and Sandy shared 50 years of marriage together until he went to be with his Lord and Savior. Wayne was employed for Emge Meat Packing Plant in Anderson, Indiana, for six years and for Aurora Casket Company for 10 years. He was a farmhand for North Bend Farms in Patriot, Indiana and was a self-employed masonry bricklayer most all of his life. He resided in the Patriot, Indiana community for 30 years and moved to the Vevay, Indiana community where he resided until his passing. Wayne was a member of the Patriot Baptist Church in Patriot, Indiana. Wayne enjoyed fishing, hosting his annual 4th of July fish fry party, crafts, woodworking, watching and feeding birds and squirrels and spending time with his grandkids. Most of all, Wayne will be remembered for his love of the "aggravation game" as he would call it, where he loved to pick on anyone in general! Wayne will be deeply missed by his heartbroken family, friends and his community. Wayne went to be with his Lord and Savior at 11:46 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2018, at his residence in Vevay, Indiana.
Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sandra Marie "Sandy" (Cecil) Dawson of Vevay, IN; his daughters, Deborah Lay and her husband: Rich of East Enterprise, IN, Shelley Gray and her husband: Greyson of Napoleon, IN and Tina Thomas and her husband: Harold of Vevay, IN; his grandchildren, Tony Rider, Heather Thomas, Chelsea Reagan, Nathan Rider, Halie Gault, Harold Thomas, Richie Lay, Aleiah Thomas, Daisha Lay, Jalee Rider, Shelbie Lay, Scout Gray, Collin Lay, Ty Ragsdale, Makiah Peery and Sallee Johns; his great-grandchildren, Kyler Reagan, Preston Rider, Linkon Gault, Kambrie Lay and Lukas Gault; his brothers and sisters, Dean Roberts and his wife: Corrine of Greenfield, IN, Walter Lee Dawson and his wife: Debbie of Fortville, IN, Lynda McKenzie and her husband: Robert "Hardly" of Vevay, IN, Pam Minch of Vevay, IN, Melvin Lynn Dawson and his wife: Patty of WI, Herb Dawson and his wife: Dorothy of Madison, IN; his sisters-in-law, Rosann Kerr and her husband: Alfred of Roanoke, VA and Patty Banschbach of Anderson, IN and his numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Melvin and Zilpha Mae (Reeves) Dawson; his brothers, Lewis Roberts, Jr. and Dwight Dawson; his sister, Sue Bowens and one infant sister; nephews, Timmy Dawson and Jeff Minch and his brothers-in-law, Ronald Lee "Ronnie" Minch and Bobby Dean Minch.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Friends may call 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Clyde "Wayne" Dawson Memorial Fund % Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com