J.R. "Bob" Dawson of Ashland

J. R. “Bob” Dawson, Jr., 96, of Ashland, KY, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY. Bob was born August 19, 1915 in Ashland, KY a son of the late J. R. and Fannie Rundy Dawson. He was an executive with Ashland Oil Inc. and retired in March of 1970 as a special assistant to the Vice President of Branded Marketing. Bob was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II serving from 1941 until 1945 as a Captain with the 15th Air Force in Italy. He was a life member of American Legion Post #93 Kenova whose military honor guard will conduct graveside rites. He was also a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Bob is survived by his wife, Eleanor Carte Dawson and his son J.R. “Bobby” Dawson, III. The family will receive friends from 11 to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, WV. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. with Rev. Scott Byard officiating and burial will follow in Cyrus Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com