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Walter L. Dawson

November 28, 1942 - September 30, 2014

Burial Date October 3, 2014

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Walter Lee Dawson, 71, of Republican Grove passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Betty Jo Campbell Dawson.

Mr. Dawson was born in Pittsylvania County, November 28, 1942 son of the late Tommie Dawson and Mary Doss Dawson. He was a member of Republican Grove United Methodist Church and a retired employee of the Virginia Department of Transportation.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Kimberly D. Saunders (Kent); one daughter-in-law, Heidi Dawson all of Nathalie; four grandchildren, Travis Saunders of Lynchburg, Spec. Brandon Saunders of Fort Bragg, NC, Cody Dawson and Cortney Dawson both of Nathalie; one brother, Marvin Dawson (Bonnie) of Nathalie; nine sisters, Louise Miller of Lynchburg, Linda Eanes (Elbert) of Nathalie, Barbara McCulloch of Evington, Irma Seamster (David) of Nathalie, Joyce Burton (Harrell) of Halifax, Connie Betterton (David) of Nathalie, Rhonda Neighbors of Danville, Mary Ann Coates (Teddy Ray) of Halifax, Wanda Sue Hunter of Nathalie, a sister-in-law, Jean Dawson of Gladys, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, M.E. and Dana Barksdale of Brookneal; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Lee Dawson; two brothers, Michael Dawson, James Dawson.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 pm Friday, October 3, 2014 at Republican Grove United Methodist Church by the Rev. Andrew Schulze and the Rev. Charlie Johnson with interment to follow in the Family Cemetery, Republican Grove.

The family will receive friends at the residence.

Memorial contributions may be made to Republican Grove United Methodist Church.

Henderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Brookneal is assisting the family.