Clifton Lee Dawson was born on January 29, 1928, near Roscoe, Missouri. He departed this life on April 13, 2022. Clifton was the oldest child born of the marriage of O.D. and Mollie Mae (Smith) Dawson.
Clifton lived his entire life in the Roscoe area. He served in the United States Army near the end of World War II in the Pacific Theater assigned to mainland Japan. Farming and raising cattle occupied the bulk of his time. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed playing and listening to Bluegrass music.
In 1950 he was united in marriage to Goldie Jean Breeden who preceded him in death on June 13, 2014. To this union three children were born, Steven, Michael, and Jeffrey. Steven preceded Clifton in death, Michael and wife Debby live near Roscoe and Jeffrey and wife Elizabeth also live near Roscoe.
Clifton was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Goldie Jean, his son Steven, his parents O.D. and Mollie Mae Dawson, brother Harry Dawson and sister Dorothy Mae Swopes.
He is survived by two sons, Michael and wife Debby and Jeffrey and wife Elizabeth; grandchildren Steven Dawson, Jacob Dawson, Andrew Dawson, Kathleen Botka, Cody Dawson and Aron Dawson; Great-Grandchildren Noah Dawson, Piper Dawson, Porter Dawson, Hallie Dawson, Hattie Dawson, Lincoln Dawson, Madison Dawson, Riggs Botka and Cooper Botka.