Robert Lindsey “Bob” Dawson 1942-2023


A celebration of life for Robert Lindsey “Bob” Dawson, 80, of Mineola was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2023 at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.

Mr. Dawson passed away Jan. 24, 2023 in Tyler. He was born Aug. 18, 1942 in Alba to Dewey Hampton and Mozelle Tucker Dawson. Bob lived all his life in the Wood County area. He married Barbara Jean Loyd in Mineola on July 27, 1984. He served in the United States Army and worked for many years as a petroleum drilling foreman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dewey Dawson, Jr.; infant sister, Mary Ann Dawson; and grandson, Randy LeBus.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Barbara Dawson of Mineola; son, Wade Murdock and wife Joanie of Golden; daughter, Suzie LeBus and husband Jack of Longview; brother, Carroll Dawson and wife Sharon of Dallas; sister, Linda Earnheart of Yantis; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three nephews; one niece; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,  and Wounded Warriors Project,