ROBERT HUGH DAWSON
DECEMBER 4, 1950 - JULY 30, 2019
Robert Hugh Dawson was born December 4, 1950, the son of Hugh and Mary Sam Dawson of Covington and died on July 30, 2019. He was a graduate of Byars Hall High School (1967) and University of Tennessee Knoxville (1971). During his professional life he taught Biology at Brighton Middle School and then served as an executive in the transportation industry working with McLane Trucking in North Carolina, Ryder in upstate New York and with the State of North Carolina.
He loved his family and is survived by his wife, Vicki of Denver, N.C.; son Brad (Brooke) Memphis; daughter, Sarah Denver, N.C.; sister, Mary Leslie Dawson-Ramsey (Lee), Memphis; niece, Shelley Ramsey Johnson (Patrick), Memphis and nephew, Luke Ramsey, Memphis.
He grew up as an active member at First United Methodist Church in Covington. Wherever he lived, Robert maintained his love for and connection with family and friends, a zeal for Volunteer football and deep appreciation for Tipton County and West Tennessee. He had a remarkable memory, especially for his favorite subjects of history and geography, and in his later years became a fan of cooking and cooking shows.
A memorial service for Robert will be held this Sunday, Aug. 18, 3 p.m. at Elm Grove United Methodist Church, 1108 Elm Grove Road, in Burlison.
Memorials to honor Robert may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.