Jack Dawson

Posted 6/6/22

Jack L. Dawson, 88, of Carmel, Ind., and formerly of Paris, passed away at 7:12 p.m. EDT Friday, June 3, 2022, at Hamilton Trace, Fishers, Ind. He was retired after 28 years as a mail carrier for the …

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Jack Dawson

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Jack L. Dawson, 88, of Carmel, Ind., and formerly of Paris, passed away at 7:12 p.m. EDT Friday, June 3, 2022, at Hamilton Trace, Fishers, Ind. He was retired after 28 years as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service and had previously worked at the former Hodge’s Hardware of Paris.

A service celebrating his life is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 9, at Templeton Funeral Home, with Pastor Jeff Stahl officiating. Burial with military honors follows in Edgar Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at the funeral home.

Mr. Dawson was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Paris, the son of the late Asbury and Geneva Rigdon Dawson. He married Sarah Ann Duzan on Nov. 22, 1956, in Paris, and she preceded him in death Oct. 29, 2017.

Survivors include three children, Monique L. Dawson of Greenup, Patrick L. (Susan) Dawson of Papillion, Neb., and Timothy J. (Julie) Dawson of Carmel, Ind.; a sister, Norma Eveland of Paris; 10 grandchildren, Scott (Darla) Dawson, Heather Siegriest, Alea Maders, Mike Dawson (Brankica Skokovic),  Brooke Dawson, Adam (Katie) Dawson, Jacob Dawson, Nathan Dawson (Katie Croft), Kathryn (Aaron) Cowgill and Kelli Dawson; nine great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Henry Dawson, Elijah, Shiloh and Josie Siegriest, Jax Turner, Dean (Aubrey) Cope, Malachi Barthelemy and Barrett Dawson; a great-great-grandson, Arlo Cope; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Michael E. Dawson; a brother, Robert Dawson; and a sister, Janet Walters.

 Mr. Dawson served in the United States Navy during the Korean War, spending more than three of his four years at sea. He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church of Paris and was a devoted member of the former Trinity United Methodist Church for many years. In addition, he was a lifetime member of Paris American Legion Post #211, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3601 and the National Association of Letter Carriers.

For his first 18 years as a mail carrier, Mr. Dawson carried his 30-pound mail pouch entirely on foot. He took pride in his work and in the precision of his delivery times. By the end of his career, he had done the math to know that he had delivered mail to three generations of some families and had walked more than enough miles to circumnavigate the globe.

In his spare time, Mr. Dawson was a talented woodworker and craftsman. After retirement, he loved traveling with his wife in their fifth-wheel camper and was known to appreciate a good buffet.

Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.