Breckenridge Texan

Curtis Wayne Dawson

Curtis Wayne Dawson
August 06
08:59 2019

Curtis Wayne Dawson, age 82 of Breckenridge, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 3, 2019. A Memorial service will be held at 1 pm, Wednesday, August 7, at Elliott Street Church of Christ with Jim Cox and Tom Moore officiating. The family will welcome friends for a visitation on Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the foyer of the Elliott Street Church of Christ. The interment is under the direction of the staff at Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home, and Tommy Wolf will be officiating the graveside portion of the service with family. The interment will be a private burial for family only.

Curtis Wayne Dawson was born September 17, 1936, in the family home in Breckenridge to parents Marvin and Lucille Dawson. Curtis graduated Breckenridge High School in 1955. That same year he met and married his wife, Juanez Davis, and moved to Houston for work for Continental Emsco in the Oil and Gas industry. He was a machinist’s supervisor for over twenty years. Curtis left Houston with his family for Odessa with Parker Drilling. The company made him an offer he could not resist. He was crucial in the building a high powered mud pump that could be used in jungles and deserts around the world. Curtis was quite proud of the role he played in manufacturing these unique pumps that were carried into the job sites via helicopter. After being gone for over thirty years from his home town of Breckenridge, he returned and went to work in quality control for R.E. Dye Manufacturing. It was during that time he met and fell in love with Bea Hill while at Dye Manufacturing. They married in 1987 and enjoyed their lives until her passing. They had a lake house they enjoyed together. After Bea’s passing, a dear friend and Aunt Mary got him a dog for a companion. That dog was his buddy, and they both took care of each other until his last hours of Curtis’ life. Hooter, the dog, made a huge impact in his later years of Curtis’s life. After his retirement from the oil and gas industry, he had been asked to work for the BISD as a special bus driver. Anyone that knew him knew that 13 years was some of the most impactful work he had ever done for himself and the children. Curtis finally retired from BISD and just enjoyed his yard, grandchildren and his sidekick, Hooter. His relationship with Christ and church home, Elliott Street Church of Christ was important to him. Even as difficult as it may have been to get around, Curtis still attended church last Sunday.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Bobby Dawson.

Curtis is survived by his two children, Belinda Roberson and husband Steve of Denison, Texas, and Troy Dawson and wife Vicki of Waxahachie, Texas; aunt, Mary Glover of Conroe, Texas; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many friends here in the community that he loved dearly

Memorials may be made to the local Meals on Wheels or the local Animal Shelter and may be left at the funeral home office. Condolences may be made online at www.meltonkitchens.com

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