Richard “Rick” Craig Dawson, 50, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. He was born March 23, 1962, in Middletown, Ohio, to Robert Dawson and Ruth “Vanneman” Kellar.
Rick was a longtime resident of Rush County. He was a 1980 graduate of Haworth High School and college graduate of Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism in 1984. He married Shannon Cagle Sept. 7, 1996.
Rick was a TV reporter in Fort Wayne, Huntington, W.Va., and for WISH TV for 24 years as well as the news director for WFYI Public Media. Rick received many awards for his journalism work. He was a member of Knightstown United Methodist Church, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, as well as a huge enthusiast of GEO Caching and his 170-year-old home.
In addition to his parents and wife, Rick is survived by two daughters, Kathryn and Delaney Dawson; a son, Kellan Dawson; a stepsister, Suzanne Patterson Sharp; and his stepmother, Michal Dawson.
Friends are welcome to visit from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Knightstown United Methodist Church, 27 S. Jefferson St., Knightstown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rush Memorial Foundation or To Write Love on Her Arms (http://twloha.com).