Robert Freeland Dawson
Obituary for Robert Freeland Dawson
Robert Dawson, 49, formerly of Urbana passed away at his home in Mt. Sterling, IL on Saturday, February 7, 2009. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2009 at Christ Unity Church, 1206 E. Main Street, Urbana.
Robert was born on April 3, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio. He was the son of Professor Clayton L. Dawson (professor emeritus U of I) and Elizabeth (Teddy) Abbott Dawson, both of Neptune Beach, FL. Robert graduated from Urbana High School in 1977 and is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Fine and Applied Arts. He was an avid fisherman and collector of political buttons, coins and stamps. Robert will always be remembered as a very generous, kind and thoughtful person.
Survivors include his parents and his sister, Margaret Dawson van de Guchte, brother-in-law Maarten van de Guchte, niece Adriana van de Guchte, nephews Ryerson and Nicholas van de Guchte, all of Atlantic Beach, FL.