Orion Dawson Obituary

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Orion Larry Dawson

May 7, 1935 - May 21, 2014
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Orion Larry Dawson passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in Missouri City, Texas. Larry was born on May 7, 1935 in Waco, Texas to Orion Tanner Dawson and Pansy Harris Dawson. The family lived in Eddy, Texas where Larry grew up and attended Bruceville-Eddy High School. He attended Baylor University where he received a bachelor's degree in history. He later went on and received his Master's degree in history from Trinity University in San Antonio. Larry married Janet Fessler in 1968 and they had two sons, Philip Andrew Dawson and Stephen Alan Dawson. Larry was a history professor at Blinn Junior College in Brenham, TX and later moved...
Orion Larry Dawson passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in Missouri City, Texas.

Larry was born on May 7, 1935 in Waco, Texas to Orion Tanner Dawson and Pansy Harris Dawson. The family lived in Eddy, Texas where Larry grew up and attended Bruceville-Eddy High School. He attended Baylor University where he received a bachelor's degree in history. He later went on and received his Master's degree in history from Trinity University in San Antonio.

Larry married Janet Fessler in 1968 and they had two sons, Philip Andrew Dawson and Stephen Alan Dawson. Larry was a history professor at Blinn Junior College in Brenham, TX and later moved on to Weatherford Junior College where he taught and raised his family until 1987. From 1987 until 2000, Larry taught government at Blinn Junior College in Bryan, Texas. Larry lived in Bryan for 27 years until 2014.

Larry was a devoted father and grandfather and a very giving man with a big heart. He enjoyed teaching, reading, and attending church. He rarely missed church and was a devoted member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Brazos Valley for 27 years. He will be greatly missed by all.
Larry is survived by his son Philip, daughter-in-law Amy, and three grandsons Chase, Cameron, and Connor. He has joined his other son, Stephen, in heaven.

The viewing is scheduled for 10:00 A.M. followed by the funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday May 24, 2014 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brazos Valley, 305 Wellborn Road in College Station. Burial will take place at Eddy Cemetery in Eddy, Texas with Reverend Samuel Schaal officiating.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of Stephen Alan Dawson.

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