Donald Wayne Dawson

Resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Dawson, Donald – Age 76 went to be with the lord on September 24, 2014. He was born on April 14, 1938 in Cadiz, KY to Richard and Lillian Dawson.
As a young man he loved hunting, fishing and practical jokes in his home town Linton, KY. Donald served in the military (101st Airborne) at Fort Campbell. More than anything, he loved his family of two sons and one daughter. He was a man of faith and loved his family. Donald and Joyce attend Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville.
Donald and Joyce are known in the community as founders of Dawson’s Sweet Cakes in Hendersonville. They celebrated 54 years of marriage and loved spending time with each other when not at the bakery antiquing and yard sales.
He was so loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him. Donald is survived by his loving wife Joyce Howard Dawson, one sister Bobbie Jean Delones (William); children Richard Dawson (Jackie), Tanya Dawson Wooten (Paul) and Ronald Dawson (Jill); and 6 grandchildren (Jordan, Richie, Jonathan (Tara), Kayla (Kevin), Collin & Dylan) all of Hendersonville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Long Hollow Baptist Church (3031 Long Hollow Pike, Hendersonville, TN 37075).
A life celebration service will be held 1pm Saturday, September 27, in the chapel of Crestview Funeral Home with Roger Elliott officiating. Burial will follow at Hendersonville Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be 4-8pm Friday, September 26, and from 12pm - 1pm Saturday, September 27, at CRESTVIEW FUNERAL HOME 1623 Hwy 109 N Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-1943

19 Comments to Donald Wayne Dawson

  1. Kidell Taylor
    September 25, 2014 7:16 pm

    To the family of Don,Joyce i wished i could br there, but i can’t. I know you all will miss him in the day’s to come,i know what you all are going threwJoyce as you know i lost my wife Nancy in 2002,it’s still hard for me,but i know she is in a better place know more pain and Don is there also.You all will be in my prayer;s and thought’s also,turn to GOD and ask him to help you threw this time and he will help you threw these time’s.May GOD be with all the family,God bless you all.

  2. eileen wallace
    September 25, 2014 9:31 pm

    so sorry for your loss Don has all ways been special He will be miss so much by his family and friends .Don was all ways the same ever time I was around him ..So glad to call him family and will be praying for all of you Love Your cousin Eileen

  3. elaine avaritt
    September 25, 2014 9:56 pm

    We are sorry to hear of his passing. He was a very kind and friendly man. Prayers for the family.

  4. Dawn and Randall Linn
    September 25, 2014 10:13 pm

    He was precious to us and I loved our banter. He will be sorely missed. We love y’all.

  5. Jack D Carroll
    September 26, 2014 8:28 am

    Don and I worked together, we were neighbors and our children played together, I have never known better neighbors than Don and Joyce. He was a real friend and will be missed by all.

  6. Anita Mcnichols
    September 26, 2014 9:31 am

    Joyce, I am so very sorry to hear of Don’s death… He is in a wonderful place .. Love , prayers and God’s comfort for you and family.. You and Don were always good friends…. Love and comfort sent your way… Thinking of you and family…

    Anita and SW McNichols

  7. Don Hickerson
    September 26, 2014 1:14 pm

    Joyce, I am so sorry to hear about Don. We will be out of town Saturday, but will be thinking of him. He was a wonderful man that I really enjoyed knowing and talking with. It was a joy to stop in your bakery and talk with the both of you. If I can be of any help, just give me a call. He will always be my friend in my heart and will always remember the great conversations that we used to have.

  8. Faye Hainsworth
    September 26, 2014 3:40 pm

    So sorry to hear of Don’s passing, we grew up and went to school together. My condolences to your family, we will lift your family up in prayer.

  9. Gloria Price
    September 26, 2014 6:51 pm


    So sorry to hear this. Just know your family is being lifted up in prayer.
    I know God has a special place waiting for him.



  10. Sue Davenport
    September 26, 2014 7:50 pm

    Joyce, Pat called me and told me of Don’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

  11. Jerry L. Denton
    September 26, 2014 8:01 pm

    To Joyce and all of the family :

    I was caught off guard today, finding Don’s obit in the paper. The Dawson family has always
    had a special place in my heart. I always loved to mess with Don on Sunday mornings. Of course I found out
    about my diabetes after eating the Dawsons sweet cake. To all of the family I say, God comfort and be near to you.
    Of course we know he has just gone ahead of us, we will rejoice to be with him again. Stay close to one another and
    keep strong. I am moving my daughter and son in law tonight and Saturday. I would love to be with you, but I am unable.
    Much love to you all.

  12. Monica Petty
    September 26, 2014 9:34 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Joyce. Don was a good, kind, and sweet man and he will be missed. I’m so glad I got to know Don. I don’t think I ever saw him when he wasn’t smiling and joking around. You two were the perfect couple. I will be praying for you and your family. (((Hugs)))

  13. Shirley Simmons Ezell
    September 27, 2014 2:39 am

    My condolences to the family.

  14. Joyce Dunning
    September 27, 2014 9:52 am

    Joyce I am so sorry he was a good guy and one of Linton’s good one’s.He always kept everyone smiling,Lady I know how you miss him the day’s ahead will be tough but never loose faith. Mama and Daddy thought the world of both of you growing up Daddy called Don ” Squeakie ” that was his nickname.God needed him for some reason and you all will be together again. Love to you and your family

  15. mike Bessette(Bylinowski)
    September 27, 2014 11:34 am

    What a sweet man, I remember back to all the fun times we had, When Don worked at Vanderbilt. I remembered his smile and ALWAYS looking at putting a smile on everyone else face. Such a joker, and I know that Our Lord has welcome him home with open arms, and saying JOB WELL DONE. I’m looking to seeing him again, When my time has come. I thank GOD for the times we shared at Vanderbilt. God bless the Mr. Dawson and my prayers are with you all.

  16. Bob Skucy
    September 27, 2014 12:53 pm

    Don was a good man to everyone. He’s gone back to God, now, and he will be missed.

  17. Jack and Katie Green
    September 27, 2014 5:18 pm

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you.

    Jack Green (grandson of Nevada Dawson Simmons)

  18. Robert and Tammy Cox
    September 27, 2014 7:05 pm

    Joyce and family…Robert and I are truly sorry for your loss. Words could never express how much Don meant to us. He was a kind man with a heart of gold and he will be missed by all. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

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    July 24, 2016 6:44 pm

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