John Dawson

Woodburn, Ill. |

Rev. Dr. John David Dawson, 78, of Woodburn, IL, died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO on Friday, December 8, 2023 at 7:02 pm.  He was born July 2, 1945, in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada to Fred Dawson & Marion (Shaw).  He married Ellen Irene (Lawton) Dawson in November 1965 in Sault Ste Marie, MI.  They were married by Ellen's father, Rev. Clarence A. Lawton.  He was a Baptist Minister for 35 years.  John was Pastor for the Calvary Baptist Church, Woodburn, IL.  John was Chaplin for area volunteer fire departments.  He was also a member of the North West Turkey Federation.  John was a volunteer at the Community Hope Center of Cottage Hills, IL.  He is survived by his spouse, Ellen Irene Dawson of Woodburn, IL, son, Victor Dawson of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, grandson, Xander, granddaughter, Kallika.  John was preceded in death by his parents.  Friends may call on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  Funeral services are Friday, December 15, 2023 at 11:00 am at Calvary Baptist Church of Woodburn, IL.  Burial will be at Woodburn Cemetery, Woodburn, IL.  Memorials are suggested to Cahokia Volunteer Fire Department, Cahokia Heights, IL.  Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at

Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

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Kravanya Funeral Homes

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