Dawson, James Patrick (2008)

Obituary of James Patrick Dawson ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mr. James Patrick Dawson, age 82 of Old Fort passed away Thursday October 30, 2008.  Mr. Dawson was born in Burlington, NJ on March 17, 1926 and was a son of the late James Dawson and Eve Mary Wright Dawson.  He was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, a U.S. Navy Veteran and was former owner-operator of the NAPA store in Black Mountain.  Prior to this he was the owner of Dot’s Dario in Pleasant Gardens.

Surviving Mr. Dawson are his wife Rose Covert Dawson of the home; four daughters: Linda Terraferma and husband Jerry of Ft. Lauderdale, Karen Genualdi and husband Andrew of Summit, NJ, Mary Jayne Dawson and Kimberly Dawson, both of Charlotte and seven grandchildren.  Mr. Dawson was a loving, sentimental husband, a caring and loving father and grandfather, a friend to all, who loved to build birdhouses and enjoyed all sports.

Funeral services were held Saturday November 1, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church with The Most Reverend William Curlin, D.D. officiating.  The family received friends one hour prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Interment was in McDowell Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to Our Lady Of The Angels Catholic Church 258 N. Garden St. Marion, NC 28752.  An online register is available under OBITUARIES at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday November 5, 2008 Volume 14 # 44