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Ernest Dawson

Ernest Dawson

Saturday, December 28th, 1940 Saturday, November 7th, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Ernest Dawson Sr.

Mr. Ernest Dawson, Sr., 79, of Chambersburg, PA passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020 in Laurel Lakes Wellness Center. Born December 28, 1940 in Bartow, FL he was the son of the late Rebecca Baker.

He was employed as a welder for many years at Grove Manufacturing. After retiring from Grove, Mr. Dawson was employed in maintenance at Letterkenny Army Depot. He enjoyed fixing computers and cheering on the Miami Dolphins.

Mr. Dawson is survived by his wife, Catherine J. “Jackie” (Marks) Dawson; ten children, Ernest Dawson, Jr., George Hobbs, Catherine Kelly, Janice Dawson all of Florida, David Kelly, Terri Grant, Malachi “Douglas” Dawson, Lawrence Dawson, Matt Marks, and Ebony Marks all of Pennsylvania; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well as his close friend, Jay Koons.

In addition to his mother he is preceded in death by three siblings, Wanda Baker, Willie James Maxwell and Rudolph Baker.

Services will be held 12:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 17, 2020 in the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202 with Mr. Jeff Jones officiating. CDC social distancing and mask requirements will be in place.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Tuesday morning in the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at geiselfuneralhome.com.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Road
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    Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
    11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Road
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    Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
    12:00pm

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Beth, Rebeca and Caleb Vargas and Willie and Denise Archer sent flowers to the family of Ernest Dawson Sr.
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Todd Abbott

Ernest my friend you will be missed. You were a great inspiration, with your smile and loving attitude.
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Beth, Rebeca and Caleb Vargas

Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort in the beautiful promises that Bro. Dawson cherished.
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Willie and Denise Archer

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Willie and Denise Archer purchased the Summer's Light Bouquet for the family of Ernest Dawson.
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