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Dr. William R. Dawson

Alton 09/08/2010

Dr. William R. Dawson, 77, passed away at 6:00 am, Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at his residence after a battle with cancer under the care of BJC Hospice.

He was born on February 23, 1933 in Hettick, IL, the son of Leland R. & Clara (McDevitt) Dawson  

He married Charlotte A. Lyles on January 12, 1952 in Alton.  This year they celebrated 58 years of marriage.

William was a highly respected chiropractor in the Alton area for over 30 years.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.   

He is survived by a son, Thomas L (Christina) Dawson; a daughter-in-law, Dawn Dawson (Jeff); his grandchildren; a brother, Clifford Dawson and a sister, Dorothy Mae Kesterson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sons, William Ray Jr., Jeffery Allen and Daniel Patrick Dawson, a brother, Richard Dawson

No visitation is planned. Burial will be private.

Memorials may be given to BJC Hospice.

Elias Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton are in charged of the arrangements.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

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