Max Dawson, a double lung transplant recipient, a miracle of modern medicine, lived Eight Years following the surgery, to watch his Grandkids compete for the Brossart Mustangs
Tracy Dawson MacDonald informed me that Brossart fan, supporter, and the Dawson family patriarch, Max Dawson, has passed away.
Tracey played on my first girls basketball team back in 1986, and Max and Sherrie were always there to cheer for her and us. More recently Max and Sherrie could be found in the stands at football games rooting for their grandsons – Ted and Tyler MacDonald, or in the gym competing for Mike Code’s basketball Mustangs.
A double lung transplant allowed Max an additional eight years of productive life, and allowed his grandkids to know him.
Max Thomas Dawson, 75, passed away at his home on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Born on March 5, 1946 to Lillian Mae (nee Simms) Dawson and Max Emerson Dawson.
Max truly lived a life of service to family, country & community. After graduating from Newport Catholic High School, he served in the United States Marine Corps. He earned his degree in Accounting from Northern Kentucky University, while working at General Motors in Sharonville, OH, where he retired after 38 years.
Max served as Mayor, council member, City Clerk & Treasurer for the City of Crestview, KY; was a past member & President of the Campbell County Jaycees; and coached girls’ softball, girls’ basketball and boys’ soccer.
At the heart of his life was his family. Max enjoyed spending time with his wife Sherry, his sweetheart, best friend & caregiver, and his family, watching his children & grandchildren perform and play sports. Like his Grandpa Simms, Max enjoyed growing roses in his backyard, fishing trips to Lake Erie with his GM work buddies, playing cards with the “Card Club”, and watching his beloved UK Wildcats.
Max is survived by his adoring wife of 55 years, Sherry (nee Glaser) Dawson, and his 6 children: Dawn Dawson, Tracey MacDonald, Max (Kelly) Dawson, Shasta (Scott) Wehrle, Kyle (Maranda) Dawson, and Ross Dawson; 11 grandchildren Michael (Kaitlyn) Lyons, Max Emerson Dawson, Theodore MacDonald, Dakota Wehrle, Tyler MacDonald, Cameron Dawson, Maura MacDonald, Cole Wehrle, Mason MacDonald, Everett Dawson & Isla Dawson; 2 brothers Gary (Beverly) Dawson and Steve (Darlene) Dawson, sister-in-law Lois (Joseph) Kamlage, sister-in-law Mary Glaser, brother-in-law Terrence (Regina) Glaser, many nieces & nephews, and a host of extended family & friends.
Max is preceded in death by both of his parents, his brothers Dennis Dawson & Ronald (Margaret) Dawson, and his brother-in-law, Kenneth Glaser Sr.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00pm on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at St. Joseph Church, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY, with Reverend Thomas Robbins officiating. The visitation will be from 11:00am-12:00pm, preceding the Mass at St. Joseph Church. Following the Mass will be a Celebration of Life in Kelley Hall, underneath the Church.
Memorials are suggested to: Donate Life America, 701 East Byrd Street, 16th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219, www.donatelife.net/give-to-dla OR University of Kentucky HealthCare, Office of Philanthropy, P.O. Box 34184, Lexington, KY 40588, https://uky.networkforgood.com/causes/4650-uk-healthcare….
Max’s body was donated to science to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.