Alvin Eugene Dawson, 79, died July 2, 2007 in Payson, Ariz. Mr. Dawson was born on July 30, 1927 in Paragon, Ind., to Ernest N. and Oval Dawson.
He graduated from Ben Davis High School in 1945 and attended Olivet College.
A resident of Strawberry, he was a member of the Pine Baptist Church, the American Legion and the Masons. He was employed by Sears as manager of retail.
Mr. Dawson is survived by his wife, Ruth; sister, Doris Christine McClatchey, of Brownsburg, Ind.; five nephews and three nieces.
Mr. Dawson was preceded in death by brothers Raymond, of Florida and Russell of Indiana, his parents and grandparents, Otis and Gertrude.
Interment will be at a later date in Indianapolis, Ind.
An online guestbook is available at messingerpayson.com. Arrangements handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.