Bruce William Dawson

September 24, 1934 ~ February 20, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Bruce Dawson Obituary

Bruce William Dawson was born in Cordell, Oklahoma, on September 24, 1934. His young life was spent doing what folks do when raised on a farm – milking cows, hauling hay, building and repairing fences, weeding, pulling cotton, and plowing wheat stubble.

On February 20, 2024, he passed from this life at the age of 89. Preceding him in death were his parents, Hosey and Lorene Dawson; brothers Hosey Jr. and Olen Gary; sisters Joyce, Frances, and Judith; and children Peggy, and Gary Keith.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Ruth; his children, Connie Dawson of the home, James Dawson and wife Linda of Oklahoma City, Mark Dawson and wife Jennifer of Austin, Texas, and son-in-law Dwight Herron of Newcastle, Oklahoma; grandchildren Sarah Bryant and husband Jeremy, Emily Mestas and husband Eddie, Drew Herron and wife Melissa, Dylan and Jamie Dawson, and Sophia, Grace, and Charlotte Dawson; great-grandchildren Aiden Bryant, Garrison, Braxton, and Kennedy Mestas, and Avery and Ben Herron; along with his brother, Stanley Dawson and wife Linda, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Bruce was proud of his military service. He served his country in the U.S. Army in the field of Meteorology from 1955-1957, then in the Reserves until 1961. Mostly self-employed, he worked in several different areas. His varied careers included stints as a milkman, a food distributor, working in soft drink fountain sales, at a daycare, a shoe store, as well as time at an insulation business.

He truly believed he was blessed in many ways even though he never had a real desire to have an abundance of money. Bruce had much greater blessings. He grew up with a loving mother and father, and siblings who looked after each other. Baptized in a farm pond in 1946, he was a member of the Church of Christ for 70-plus years, where he was blessed to serve in several ways including teaching, some preaching, bus ministry, as Deacon, and 41 years in the role of a Shepherd/Elder.

Next to Jesus, his most precious blessing was the love of his life, his wife of 71 years, Alice Ruth. Right after that, the rest of his family. Family was everything to him, and he was a loving, devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.

Bruce’s deepest, truest prayer for everyone in his life was that they, and all of you, find Jesus, accept and obey Him, and when the time comes, join Him in Heaven.

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February 25, 2024

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
John M. Ireland & Son Funeral Home & Chapel
120 S. Broadway Ave.
Moore, OK 73160

Family To Receive Friends
February 25, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
John M. Ireland & Son Funeral Home & Chapel
120 S. Broadway Ave.
Moore, OK 73160

Funeral Service
February 26, 2024

2:00 PM
Oakcrest Church of Christ


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