On Thursday, September 3, 2020, Philip Dawson wonderful husband and father went to be with the Lord at age 89. Phil was born on January 8, 1931 in Denver, Colorado. He leaves behind his wife Marjorie of 64 years of wonderful marriage; three children, Linda Crowley, Thomas Dawson, Robert Dawson, and Brenda Powers and her husband Lt. Colonel Don Powers (US ARMY-retired); a brother Charles Dawson; and a very special person in our lives Brenda Powers and 10 grandchildren.
He volunteered for the US Naval Aviation unit and served in the Korean War as an Aviation ordinance-man for the Fighter Squadron 713 on the USS Antietam-an aircraft carrier in Korean waters 1950 through 1952. He then joined the US Border patrol.
Phil’s Border Patrol career started in El Paso, TX on May 21, 1956. His stations included Presidio, TX, Port Huron, MI, Chula Vista, CA, Yuma, AZ, and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. He returned to Del Rio where he retired after 15 plus years in the Border Patrol and 15 years in the Immigration and Naturalization Services.
Phil loved diving, flying airplanes, riding bus motorcycle, and had great experiences in foreign countries and the Virgin Islands, and Hawaii. He served his community by volunteering for 20 plus years for the Border Federal Credit Union on the Board of Directors.
Graveside services are scheduled for Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 2:30 PM at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX with full Military Honors.
Please visit our website at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.com and sign our online guestbook. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery, 2020 Bedell Ave., Del Rio, Texas 78840 (830) 778-2020.