Clayton William “Bill” Dawson, Jr. passed away Friday, September 11, 2015 at the Elizabeth House. He was born in Kinston, NC to C.W. Dawson and Jean McDevitt Dawson.
Bill was a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), but since living in Hendersonville had become a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.
He attended Wilmington College and was a commercial building contractor until his retirement.
He had many interests and had an adventurous nature. Bill had raced cars, raced boats, been a scuba diver instructor and was an avid golfer and fisherman. He enjoyed skeet shooting and was a member of the Polk County Gun Club. He had a love and deep respect for nature and a special fondness for the coast of North Carolina.
Bill is survived by his wife, Barbara Ashley-Dawson of Hendersonville; his daughters, Karen (Bob) Rosser of Raleigh and Kathy (John) Wiley of Wake Forest; one sister, Emily Currin of Wake Forest; four grandsons, John, Carson and Locke Rosser and Jack Wiley; four stepchildren; five step-grandchildren; and one niece.
A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Friday, September 18, 2015 at Trinity Presbyterian Church. The Reverend Dr. Mark Stanley will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
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