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Christian and Missionary Alliance Church
Saturday August 7th, 2021

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William L. Dawson

William L. Dawson “family man and retired State Trooper”

COUDERSPORT, Pa.---William L. “Bill” Dawson, 73, of Coudersport, passed away with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, in his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born on Thursday, November 27, 1947 in Geisinger Hospital in Danville, he was a son of Doyle and Lucretia Harter Dawson. On June 24, 1967 in Hobbie, he married Carol A. Sharrow, who survives.
Bill was a US Army veteran having served during the Vietnam Era from February of 1967 to February of 1971, attaining the rank of Specialist 5th class. He entered the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey on January 27, 1972. After 30 years of service at the Coudersport Barracks he retired on February 1, 2002.
Bill was a member of the Coudersport Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, where he was an elder and a member of the Church governing board. He served on the Coudersport Borough Police Civil Service Commission and on the Potter County DUI and Drug Court Treatment Team. Bill enjoyed family times with his children, grandchildren, and his great-grandson. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his best friend, his wife Carol.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 54 years; three children, Pamela S. (Luke) Crossley of Punxsutawney, Michelle R. Dawson of Coudersport, and Kevin D. (Tina) Dawson of Titusville; six grandchildren, Emma Hisrich, Daniel Hisrich, Joshua Courtney, Breana Courtney, Janae Dawson, and Bryce Dawson; and a great-grandson, Archer Hisrich.
Bill was predeceased by his parents.
Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services at 1pm on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at the Coudersport Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 7 Alliance Avenue, Coudersport, with the Rev. Josh Dean, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Sweden Hill Cemetery, Coudersport.
Honors will be accorded by the Pennsylvania State Police.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Coudersport Alliance Church, 7 Alliance Avenue, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Bill entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Bill, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.


A candle was lit in memory of William Dawson

Carol A Dawson Dec 21 2021 10:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William Dawson

Sharon Prentice Dec 20 2021 11:40 AM

Dearest Carol. I am so very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Please know I am keeping you and your family in Thoughts and Prayers. I Love you 💕 🙏🏼

Suky Nov 15 2021 11:46 PM

We are so very sorry for your loss. You will always have many special memories to treasure. Praying for God's comfort and healing.

Donna & Walter Foust Aug 8 2021 8:07 PM

We will always remember Bill's gentle heart and kind spirit , which is so well reflected in his photo~ there is great assurance he is with his Heavenly Father now♡

Tim and Jackie Hisrich Aug 6 2021 5:52 PM

RIP Brother, PSP

michael barbuti Retired PSP Aug 6 2021 3:30 PM

Bill and Carol were a Team. What one did, the other was there, or at least in support of. They did most everything together. All that to say, Bill and Carol served their Lord through many acts of caring and kindness to those in less fortunate circumstances than themselves, often going out of their way. I saw this many times during my years in the church office. Carol, I pray you will find comfort and with the passing of time, the Lord's purpose for you without Bill.

Ann DeHaven Smith Aug 6 2021 10:11 AM

I worked with Bill for 19 years. We had a lot of memories together. Bill will be missed but not FORGOTTEN.

Ronald J. Morey Aug 6 2021 9:34 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Dawson

Ronald J. Morey Aug 6 2021 9:27 AM

I worked with Bill when I was a new trooper assigned to Coudersport in 1986. Bill was a class A guy. My prayers and sympathies

John STEPANSKY Aug 5 2021 10:45 PM

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