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Richard D. Dawson

November 9, 1947 — December 30, 2015

Richard D. Dawson, age 68, of Knoxville, Illinois died at 6:12 A.M. on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois He was born on November 9, 1947 at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois the son of Darrell and Mary Watson Dawson. He attended and graduated from Knoxville High School in 1965. He married Vicki S. Stomberg on April 27, 1968 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Galesburg, Illinois. Surviving is his wife, Vicki S. Dawson of Knoxville, Illinois; his mother Mary Dawson of Knoxville, Illinois; two daughters, Amy Dawson of Knoxville, Illinois and Marci (Brandon “B.J.”) Tyrrell of Galesburg, Illinois; one granddaughter, Emma Harman of Knoxville, Illinois; one sister, Connie Dahl of Galesburg, Illinois; three nephews and one niece. He was preceded in death by his father. He was a Mechanic for 47 years, he owned and operated Dawson’s Standard and Service of Knoxville, Illinois. He enjoyed boating, fishing, NASCAR and snowmobiling. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, January 3, 2015, 2:00 P.M. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. Rev. Michel D. Clark will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 2, 2015 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church of Knoxville, Illinois; Guardian Angels or to the Knox County Humane Society. On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurdhendricksfuneralhome.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Richard D. Dawson please visit our Sympathy Store.
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