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Clarence Renalvin Dawson

April 26, 1933 — June 13, 2022


Clarence Renalvin Dawson


Age 89, of Dwight, formerly of Wilmington, died on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Heritage Health in Dwight.

Born April 26, 1933 in Cunningham, TN, the son to Hade and Hattie Dawson. Clarence married Dorothy J. Forsythe, and she preceded him in death on August 19, 2011. He worked as machinist in Joliet for Caterpillar for 25 years. Clarence enjoyed gardening, fishing and camping in his free time.

Survivors include two children: Betty (Ron) Haga of Dwight and Jenny (John) Hazelwood of Vermillion, OH; three grandsons: Ronnie Haga of Dwight, Jay Haga of Dwight and John Dawson of Vermillion, OH; four great grandchildren: Matt, Austin, Cheyenne and Tyler; Mother-in-law Laura Forsythe; several brother and sister in laws and numerous nieces and nephews.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dorothy, father-in-law Norris Forsythe, Sr. and two sisters: Susie (Edward) Walker and Margaret Dougan.  

Private graveside services were held in Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington, where Clarence was laid to rest beside his wife Dorothy.

Preferred memorials in Clarence’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choosing.

Funeral arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Road, in Wilmington. (815-476-2181).

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700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington, IL 60481

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