John Bennett Dawson, Jr., of North Little Rock, died August 5, 2017. He was born September 19, 1934 to John and Blanche Part Dawson in St. Francisville, LA. He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; two sisters.
John joined the Marines in 1953 and served two years in Korea. He moved to New Orleans in 1957 and stated to work for New Orleans Public Service until he retired after 35 years from Entergy. After Hurricane Katrina flooded their home, John and his wife Marian, moved to North Little Rock.
John is survived by his wife, of 59 years, Marian Lehmann Dawson; two sons, John Dawson, III of Kenner, LA, David Dawson of Valejo, CA; one daughter, Diane Weber (Kenny) of Kenner, LA; two sisters, Jackie Tomb, Rosemary Seymour; five grandchildren: Kristen Rein of Covington, LA, Ashlei Blackburn of Metairie, LA, Sam Sibley of Slidell, LA, Callie Sibley of Metairie, LA, Paige Dawson of Metairie, LA; and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside Service will be at 2:30 PM, Tuesday August 8, 2017 at Riverwood Memorial Gardens in Maumelle. Visitation will be from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at Roller-Owens Funeral Home, 5509 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, AR 72116.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Christadelphian Bible School, #3 Wadesfield, Greenbrier, AR 72058.