Charles “Tom” Dawson

Nov 25th, 1930 - May 18th, 2018


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Mon, May. 21st, 2018 5-8 pm


Victory Baptist Church

Tue, May. 22nd, 2018 11am


Denning Cemetery

Tue, May. 22nd, 2018 Following Services

Thu, Jan. 1st, 1970

Charles “Tom” Dawson


Charles “Tom” Dawson, 87, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, May 18th, 2018.

He was a wonderful husband, Dad, brother, Paw-Paw, and Great Paw-Paw. He will be missed by all. He was a man that loved God and his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jo W. Dawson, his Dad, Lowell Dawson, his Mom, Gladys Dawson Biggs, his Step Dad, Rolla Biggs, and brother, Larry Biggs.

Tom was born in Freeman Spur, IL on November 25, 1930 to Lowell and Gladys (McDaniel) Dawson. He was married for 65 years to his love, Jo W. Dawson (Miller).

He Left many who loved him dearly; two children and their spouses, Rick and Janet Dawson and Andra and Kevin Collier. His grandchildren; Amber Dale, David Dawson, Jon Dawson, Joe Dawson, Rich Dawson, Amy Turner and their families. His Great-Grandchildren; Mackenzie, Emma, Nataley, Lucas, Heidi, Claira, Summer, Maggie, and Allie. Also his brother, Richard Biggs, his sister, Joyce Biggs Deason, sister-in-law, Judy Biggs, Aunt Wilma Cook and their families.

Heaven is a sweeter place now that Dad is there.

Funeral services will be held at Victory Baptist Church in Carterville, IL on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Rick Dawson and Pastor Glen Aulgur officiating. Burial will follow at Denning Cemetery in West Frankfort with military honors provided by the American Legion Orient and Zeigler Post and the VFW of West Frankfort. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 21st, 2018 from 5- 8 p.m. in Blue Funeral Home in Marion, IL.

Memorial donations are suggested to the VA Hospice and Victory Baptist Church, and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home.

4 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Holly Price

    From: West Frankfort, Illinois

    Date: May 20, 2018

    Brother Dawson was such a kind man! I met him when I started attending Victory Baptist a couple years ago. He was always so kind, caring, and full of prude for his family and his Lord Jesus. We were contemplating getting together for coffee and talking about our lives. He was a very precious man that I know I will see again in Heaven some day! Miss you Brother Dawson! My prayers to his family and loved ones.

  • Guest: Murlene Shaw

    From: Fairview Heights,IL, Illinois

    Date: May 21, 2018

    He was a wonderful father in law to my nephew. We all loved him. He loved the Lord and is now with Him. He will be missed by family and friends. God bless Andra and Kevin and all the family.

  • Guest: sally (broy) holland

    From: west frankfort , Illinois

    Date: May 21, 2018

    richard, joyce and judy, so sorry to hear of tommy’s passing. i will be keeping the family and friends in prayer.

  • Guest: Josh Adams

    From: Peru, Illinois

    Date: May 23, 2018

    Sorry for the loss to the family. Prayers are being sent.