Ray Chastaine Dawson, of Sweetwater, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Ray was a loving father and poppy. He attended Beulah Chapel Church of the Nazarene.

He was 73 years old.

Preceded in death by: his parents, Claude William Dawson Sr. and Gladys Irene Ridge Dawson; brothers, Junior and Cotton Dawson.

Survivors include: his son, Charlie Dawson;

Daughters and sons-in-law, Lori Gillian and husband Michael, Robin Hatfield and husband Walter;

Grandchildren, Katerina Gillian, Trey Dawson, Kobe Dawson, Corbin Hatfield, Anthony Keyt;

Sister, Marian Jaynes, all of Sweetwater;

Several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at the Beulah Chapel Church of the Nazarene. Interment followed in Church Cemetery. Kyker Funeral Home in Sweetwater is in charge of the arrangements.