William Richard “Bill” Dawson, Jr., age 82, passed away Tuesday morning at his residence. Born in Durham County, he was the son of the late William Richard Dawson, Sr. and Mary Ellen Maples Dawson. A Veteran of the US Army, Bill was a member of the Goldsboro Elks Lodge #139 and Walnut Creek Country Club. Bill was the President of Underwood-Dawson Insurance Agency for many years.
A service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held Friday at 11:00 am in the Shumate Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jim Willoughby officiating. Family members will greet friends at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home immediately following the service.
Bill is survived by his wife, Kay B. Dawson; daughters, Lisa Dawson Fulghum, Kelly S. Dawson and Sharon A. Dawson; and one grandson, Charles Dawson Fulghum.
The family requests no flowers be sent and memorial gifts may be directed to Community Home Care and Hospice, 2309 Wayne Memorial Dr.,
Goldsboro, NC 27534 or to the Wayne County Humane Society, P.O. Box 821, Goldsboro, NC 27530 .
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Dawson family and online condolences may be sent to www.shumate-faulk.com