Bobby Joe Dawson

Bobby Joe Dawson, 42, of Youngstown, Ohio, passed away June 15, 2013, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 20, 1970, in Sistersville, W.Va., a son of Nancy J. Ankrom Dawson Runion of Sistersville, W.Va., and the late Joseph R. Dawson. Bobby worked in bridge construction and was a member of American Legion Post 67 of Sistersville, W.Va.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Billie Jo Bebout Dawson; one daughter, Nicky Dawson of Paden City, W.Va.; stepsons, Joseph Murner, Thomas Murner and Jonathan “Little Man” Murner, all of Youngstown, Ohio; two granddaughters, Nevaeh Maverty and Alicia Maverty; one brother, Joey Dawson of Paden City, W.Va.; and five sisters, Patty Gamble of East Liverpool, Ohio, Debbie Davis of Salem, W.Va., Linda Dawson of Sistersville, W.Va., Vicki Charlton of Butler, Pa., and Amanda Runion of Bristol, Va.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Roger Lee Dawson and Larry Wayne Dawson; two sisters, Kay Lynn Dawson and Brenda Lee Dawson; paternal grandparents, Mary and Guy Dawson of New Martinsville, W.Va.; and maternal grandparents, Pearly and Lula Ankrom of Sistersville, W.Va.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, W.Va., with the Rev. Bill Dawson officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville, W.Va. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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