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Jonah Bob "J.B." Dawson
  • Memorials may be made to Bethel Free Will Baptist Church, 1936 Banks School Road, Kinston, NC 28504.

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“I am so sorry about your loss of Mr. Dawson. I will be praying for your family. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Beth Smith - Greenville, NC

“To Family members of JB Dawson , Bob & Mark: . I have many childhood memories, while living in Crestview subdivision, in reference to Mr Dawson. May...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Anita P. Stallings - La Grange, NC

“Geraldine, We are so sorry to learn about J B. Alton, Louie, and Josh are very upset about it also. We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Linda Melvin - Wilson, NC

“To the Dawson Family, My deepest sympathy to Geraldine, Bob, and Mark. May you find peace and comfort through Jesus Christ and from knowing...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Mary and Jerry Evans - Kinston, NC

“We were so sorry to hear of J. B.'s passing-please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers We send our love. God bless you all !! ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Ralph & Nancy McKeel - Goldsboro, NC

“Praying for your family and so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how hard it was to say good-bye. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Gordon & Jenny Thornton - NC


J.B. Dawson
July 31, 1930 - February 22, 2013

Kinston-Jonah Bob "J.B." Dawson, 82, of Kinston, passed away Friday, February 22, 2013 at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. J.B. was born July 31, 1930 in Lenoir County to the late Clinton Adam Dawson and Della Pelletier Dawson. J.B. served his country in the United States Coast Guard. He retired from the NC Department Of Transportation where he worked as a Bridge Inspector and later as a Maintenance Engineer. J.B. was a charter member of the North Lenoir Volunteer Fire Department and attended Bethel Free Will Baptist Church. J.B. enjoyed woodworking and was a master carpenter and cabinetmaker. J.B. had a infectious smile and enjoyed telling a good joke. J.B. set an example for his children and grandchildren that will lead and guide them all their lives.

A service of remembrance will be held Monday, February 25, 2013 at 2 p.m. from Rouse Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Truett officiating. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery.

J.B. is survived by his wife of fifty nine years, Geraldine Smith Dawson; two sons, Robert Brian "Bob" Dawson and wife, Laura of Kinston and Mark Steven Dawson and wife, Monica of Cary; sister, Grace D. Hardy and husband, Brian of Seven Springs; and three precious grandchildren, Shea Dawson, Jonah Dawson and Jessi Dawson. In addition to his parents, J.B. was preceded in death by a sister, Merle Eason; and a brother, Roger Dawson.

The family will receive friends Monday from 1-2 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Memorials may be made to Bethel Free Will Baptist Church, 1936 Banks School Road, Kinston, NC 28504. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.