Pell City, Ala.-James Michael “Mike” Dawson, 64, died unexpectedly Friday, June 1, 2018 at his residence in Pell City, Ala. Born May 25, l954 in Prattville, Ala. to the late Rheuben Andrew Dawson and Lou Ella Wyatt Dawson, he grew up in Prattville and graduated from Autauga Academy. He attended Auburn University where he received his Bachelors Degree. Mike had a 34 year career with the Internal Revenue Service in Columbus and Tupelo, Mississippi. He and his wife, Alice, had resided in Starkville for 22 years and, in 2017, purchased a home in Pell City, Ala. on Logan-Martin Lake where they had planned to spend their retirement. Mike most enjoyed spending time with his family but did greatly enjoy sporting events of all type especially his beloved Auburn Tigers. He will be sorely missed.
A service celebrating his life will be held at 2 PM Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the Boone’s Chapel United Methodist Church southwest of Okolona with burial to follow in the Church Cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Corley, his uncle by marriage, will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 PM-service time Sunday only at the Church. Holland Funeral Directors is honored to be serving the family.
Mike is survived by his wife, Alice Mae Allen “Donnie” Dawson of Starkville and Pell City, Ala-to whom he married Sept. 28, 1980 in Columbus, MS.; his daughter, Brittain Dawson Benton and her husband, Jordan Barry Benton of Oxford, Alabama and his son, Brad Michael Dawson and his wife, Paige Isbill Dawson of Birmingham, Ala. 2 granddaughters, Blaire Isbill Dawson and Brooklynn Ella Benton. 3 siblings, Rhueben Andrew Dawson, Jr (Joyce) of Birmingham, Ala., Jerry Dale Dawson (Diane) of Sylacauga, Ala. and Ricky Nelson Dawson of Prattville, Ala. several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Peg Dawson Sheridan and her husband, Charles, and his in-laws, Wilburn and Frances Corley Allen.
Memorials may be made to Lake Forest Camp, Macon, Mississippi or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 232 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. Condolences may be e mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Alice, Brad, and Brittain, please accept our family's sympathy in your loss. Having lost Jim last year very suddenly, I fully understand your grief and pain. Patrick and I were just reminiscing a few days ago and talked about your family. Jim liked Mike so much. I pray for comfort during these first surreal days and for all those to come. In His love, Jeannie Updike
Submitted by Jeannie Updike on Jun 6 2018 08:22:22 AM
Our hearts are heavy to hear of Mike’s passing. Prayers for Alice, Brittan, and Brad. Mike always had a smile on his face, and loved his family.
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