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Eugene C. Dawson

August 22, 1948 ~ May 8, 2021 (age 72)

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The Journey of life began for Eugene Charles Dawson Sr., on August 22, 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana and relocated as a child to Sawyer, Michigan.

Eugene Charles Dawson was born as a blessing to his mother Thelma Dorsey and father Will Brown.

“Gene” attended Sawyer High School in Sawyer, Michigan Shortly after high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1969. He was honorably discharged and was a veteran until he passed. He was brought to Michigan City by his father, where he began to set his foundation to building his life.

In 1980 Gene met the love of his life Lois Jean Kiner Dawson where thy spent 40 years of love, happiness and blessings together.

In 1992 Gene became a football coach for the Michigan City little leagues. Gene loved to fish and had a passion for driving trucks. He loved going to family gatherings and picnics. That passion for driving trucks was so enjoyable that in 1992 he started his own trucking company “Dawson & Son Trucking in Michigan City, Indiana. He enjoyed traveling, sports and watching westerns on the INSP channel and made everyone feel like family. Gene was a member of Garden of prayer under the late Rev. Willie Fleming.

 His Journey of life ended on Saturday, May 08, 2021 at at Jessie Brown VA Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Her was preceded in death by one special daughter, Attorney Kimberly Kiner, his mother, Thelma Dawson, his father Will Brown, mother and father -in- law Francis Kiner and William Greenwood, sister- in law Bobbie Kiner, three special cousins, Gregory Fleming who gave Gene the nickname “Buddy Role” Robert Kiner and Willie Fleming, who all proceeded him in death.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife Lois Jean Dawson, two sons, Eugene (Tiffany Roscoe) Dawson Jr., and Charlie Lewis, four grandchildren, a special grand -daughter, Destinee Young who was a great help to her paw -paw, Zy’ir Dawson, India Dawson, and Cadence Dawson, all of Michigan City, Indiana; four brother in laws, Howard Kiner, Clinton Kiner both of Canton, Mississippi; Steve Kiner of Mansfield, Texas; and Henry Greenwood of Washington, DC; six sister in laws, a special sister in law Velma Kiner Handy, Jeanette Kiner, Shirley Kiner, and Gladys Kiner all of Canton, Mississippi; Anne Jean Smith of Glenwood, Illinois; and Celestine Bronson of Chicago, Illinois; a special brother in law, Howard Kiner, special uncle, Edward Kiner both of Canton, Mississippi; special friends, Gregory Hill, Bruce Mitchell and Levi Wilson. Gene was so full of wisdom and knowledge that he would spread it everywhere he went. Everyone who came into contact with Gene loved his kind heart and demeanor. Gene has left fond memories with a host of relatives and friends whom he loved. 



"The Broken Chain"

I didn’t know that morning God was going to call your name.  In life I loved you dearly, in death I do the same.

It broke my heart to lose you.  You did not go alone.  For part of me went with you.  The day that God called you home.

You left me beautiful memories your love is still my guide and though I cannot see you.  You are always by my side.

Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same.  But as God calls us one by one the chain will link again.

Love your wife,



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May 22, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Funeral Service
May 22, 2021

12:00 PM
Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Interment at a later dater

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