John Daniel Dawson, 49, enjoyed fishing

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LELAND — John Daniel Dawson, 49, of Leland, passed from his earthly life on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center.

He was born July 18, 1967, in Fairfax, Va., the son of the late Donald Lee Dawson and Nanna Lou Wilson Dawson Wilmoth.

He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Richard Thomas “Tom” and Zeronda Dawson; and sister-in-law, Lynn Davis.

John was a member of Trinity Worship Center. John loved his family and considered his two canine companions, Muffy and Duffy, as part of his family. He loved all of God’s beautiful nature and especially enjoyed fishing. Many hours were spent listening to music as John had a great appreciation for all kinds of music. Cherished memories of John will remain in our hearts.

A memorial service will be held at a date and time to be announced.