Danny Duwayne Dawson Sr. was called home to be with the Lord on June 8, 2023 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born on May 23, 1952 in Fort Hood Texas to Wayne and Dorothy (Kent) Dawson. He married Charlotte Marie Holocker on January 23, 1971, she survives.
Danny is also survived by three children Danny Duwayne (Mabel) Dawson Jr. of Hanahan, SC, Douglas Eugene (Tina) Dawson of Pekin IL, David Wayne (Samantha) Dawson of Puxico, MO; Brothers Don (Julie) Dawson of Hopewell IL Rich (Lorie) Dawson of Sparland IL; sister Kim (Dennis) Matthews of Chillicothe; and brother-in-law SID Crabel of Chillicothe. Danny and Charlotte also have nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father Wayne Dawson and sister Sharon Crabel.
Danny’s careers Spanned, many avenues with him working at Shell gas station, Hyster, Iron’s Concrete and Caterpillar before he stepped up and joined the United States Navy. When he returned, after over 13 years of service, he drove for Star Transport, retiring in 2010 to spend his twilight with his wife, children and grandchildren whom were his biggest joy. Danny served aboard the USS IOWA BB – 61 and was a member of the IOWA Plank Owners Association.
Danny will be remembered for his amazing sense of humor, his generous, giving heart, and the love he had for his family.
Cremation rites have been accorded and a celebration of life will be held Monday, June 12 at the Chillicothe VFW at 4 PM with honor guard at 5:30 PM. Memorials can be made to the family for Dan's grave stone and online condolences can be left at lenzmemorialhome.com.