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Turners Chapel Church
Saturday July 23rd, 2022

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Turners Chapel Church
Saturday July 23rd, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Joseph Carl Dawson Jr.

Joseph Carl Dawson, Jr 78 of Sanford passed away Sunday July 10, 2022. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Turners Chapel Church. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.


Mr. Dawson was born in Sanford, a son of the late Joseph Carl Dawson Sr and Lois Stevens Dawson. He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law Don Weber.


Joe is survived by his daughter, Amanda Thrasher (Stewart) of Birmingham, AL; a son, Joseph Carl Dawson III (Laura) of Germantown, TN; sister, Carolyn Weber of Centerville, MA; two grandchildren, Brinley and Harper Dawson.


Joe was very athletic, in high school he lettered in football, baseball and basketball. He was a star football player at Elon College playing offense, defense and a kicker. He was avid golfer, enjoyed hanging around Sanford Golf Club and Quail Ridge Golf Club, and could be found riding his bike to Fox Meadows in Memphis. He loved giving golf lessons to all the family. Joe never met a stranger, always had a big smile, Loved God and Church. Joe loved sweets, especially donuts and coffee. He loved westerns and cheesy chick flicks like Legally Blonde too, and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. He loved wearing his straw hats.


The family will greet friends at 2:00 pm Saturday July 23,2022 at Turners Chapel Church prior to the funeral service.


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Carolyn; We got to know Joe as he was a neighbor of my mother’s on Wicker Street . He was a sweet, kind soul and will be remembered fondly.

Kay and Scott Swindell Sep 28 2022 10:07 PM

Joe, you always made the day at Sanford Golf Course a better day, and it was always a pleasure to see you and spend time with you.
Bobby Powell

Bobby Powell Aug 6 2022 5:36 PM

Joe, you were an inspiration to so many people! We all loved you and will always remember you with that big smile and your great sense of humor.Rest in peace my friend!

Jean Watkins Jul 18 2022 9:43 PM

Rest In Peace, Joe! What a great friend you were! So many wonderful memories ❤️

Ginny Spivey Stephens Jul 18 2022 8:19 PM

Joe, you were an inspiration to all who were lucky to have known you! I will always have a special place in my heart for you!!

Becky Hyman Jul 17 2022 8:37 PM

Joe was certainly a great guy! Never lost his sense of humor through all his difficulties ! Heaven has gained an algel!

Sandra S Leaird Jul 17 2022 3:41 PM

My Dad (Joe's cousin) always said Joe was as good a man as ever born and in my Dad Wilbur's words "as tough as they come". Joe is home with the family now where we all soon will be. Joe RIP. We will soon all meet again every Sunday afternoon down at the home place on Lee Creek for the family gathering. Joe was passionate about quail hunting and loved his bird dogs. Hope the quail are plentiful and I know Uncle Carl wants to fish. Respect and Love for you. Until we all meet again. Your Cousin, Ron Stevens

Ron Stevens Jul 17 2022 2:46 PM

We all loved and admired Joe. He was a great friend and always a joy to be with. I will especially miss that lighting fast wit which could challenge the likes of J. Carson and Leno.

Elmon Holder Jul 17 2022 1:12 PM

There are a lot of memories I have of the times Joe and I were together especially in 66 and 67. Things I can’t tell everybody about. He knows and I will remember forever. Will miss you my friend.

Ron Brown Jul 17 2022 12:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Dawson Jr.

Jack Oldham Jul 14 2022 6:41 PM

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