Ralph F. Dawson, III age 67, of Lima passed away 12:01 p.m., Sunday, July 31, 2022 at Lima Memorial. He was born August 27, 1954 in Victoria, Texas to the late Ralph Fenton and Mary Pauline (Phegley) Dawson Sr. He married Marilyn M. LaRoche June 20, 1973 and she survives in Lima.
Ralph had a very interesting career as a millwright, lasting almost 40 years. He enjoyed fishing, boating, traveling and was a fan of baseball and Ohio State. He enjoyed supporting Angel Warriors of Lima.
Additional survivors include 3 daughters: Heather Michelle DaSilva of Phillipsburg, NJ, Laura Ann Dawson of Lima and Holly Marie Dawson of Texas, 8 grandchildren, a brother William Andrew Dawson of Texas, Henry Ray Dawson of Georgia and twin sister Mary Pauline Dawson of Australia.
He was preceded in death by a son Joshua Edgar Dawson in 2007 and brothers Ralph Dawson, Jr., Jesse LeRoy Samford and John William Samford.
The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m., Friday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The funeral will follow at 3 with Pastor Jon Spyker officiating and burial of cremation remains will be at a later date in Trinity Cemetery near Rising Sun.
Memorial contributions may be given to Angel Warriors or the Alzheimer’s Association.