PRINCETON, Ind. — Earl Wilson “Bill” Dawson, 92, passed away Friday, July 10, 2009 at Gibson General Hospital in Princeton. He was born November 23, 1916 in Gibson County. He was a retired meat cutter for the former Parker’s Red and White in Princeton. He was a member of Glory Land Singers.

Survivors include his three children, Michael Dawson of Princeton, Gary A. (Lisa) Dawson of Mt. Olympus and Patricia (Terry) Hedges of Princeton; 10 grandchildren, Scott (Kristen) Dawson, Sherri (Darrin) Greubel, Natalie (Ryan) Carey, Carrie (Joey) Richeson, Julie (Chris) Ambrose, Angie Dawson and Billy Wright, Chad Dawson, Lindsey Dawson, Kelli (Billy) Mayer and Kara (Randy) Sparks; the mother of his children, Virginia Dawson of Princeton; 25 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; special caregiver, Wilma Dougherty of Princeton; 2 nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Nova Dawson; a stillborn son, David Alan Dawson; a stillborn grandson, Brian Trent Hedges; a brother, Virgil “Buck” Dawson; a sister, Marjorie Thompson; a grandson, Todd Dawson and a niece, Jo Ann (Thompson) Smith.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Rev. Barry Wynveen officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Colvin Funeral Home. Burial will be at Atkinson Chapel Cemetery near Oatsville.