Jay Dawson

1959 ~ 2020 (age 61)



   Jay T. Dawson, 61, passed away peacefully, late Monday morning, August 3, 2020 at his home, after a long battle with the disease, Porphyria.

   He was born in Huntington, Indiana on January 27, 1959, the seventh of ten children, born to Lloyd “Al” Dawson and Margaret “Maggie” [Lautzenheiser] Dawson.  He spent the first year of his life in California, moving back to Indiana as a child, to spend the rest of his life in this area.

   Jay was a ‘hands-on’ guy, being able to fix most anything, from home improvement to auto mechanics. NASCAR was his favorite sport and was a loyal Mark Martin supporter. He worked many years for the Utility Locating service in this area.  His best and proudest job was being a Dad.

   He leaves behind four sons and a daughter:  Justin Dawson, Josh (Jennifer) Dawson, Jeremy (Brittany) Dawson, Jamie Dawson and Brooklyn Dawson; five sisters:  Linda Briles (Steve), Donna (Pat) Norton, Sandra (Randy) Leer, Carma (Mike) Reidy and Anita (Gary) Langdon;  four brothers:  Steve Dawson, Mark (Pradit) Dawson, Tim Dawson and Jeff (Thui)Dawson; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

   Visitation and viewing for friends and family will be from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 7th at Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St., Hartford City.  Cremation will follow.

   A Celebration of Jay’s Life will continue from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, at the family residence, 1431 N. Wabash Ave., Hartford City.

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August 7, 2020

4:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Waters Funeral Home
501 W Washington St.
Hartford City, IN 47348

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