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Las Vegas, NV 89146
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1943, - 2014 Obituary Condolences
ELVIN DAWSON Elvin Clarence "Clyde" Dawson, age 70, of Las Vegas, a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014. He was born Sept. 19, 1943, in Huntington, W.Va., to Elvin Charles and Regina Martin Dawson, and was a 50-year resident of Las Vegas. He attended Junior college in San Jose, Calif. in 1965, where he played basketball. He was then recruited to play basketball for the UNLV Rebels from 1965-1967. He worked for the Clark County School District as a human relations administrator before going to work for the City of Las Vegas. He was a supervisor of the Doolittle Center in West Las Vegas for 10 years, 1974-1984. Afterwards, he supervised Dula Gym and the Las Vegas Senior Center. In 1992, Elvin was named "Employee of the Year." He retired from the City of Las Vegas in January 2001. He began working in the family business, Sonitrol of Nevada in 2002 until his death. He was preceded in death by his parents; and only sibling, Charles Robert Dawson. He is survived by his wife, of 25 years, Joyce Roberts; children, Ramon Clyde (Jasmine) Dawson, Angell Brown, Regina Dawson and Janice (Eugene) Ellis; grandchildren, Chasity, Charde, Chantel, William, Isiah and Justin; great-grandson, Damion; and a host of family members, friends and loved ones. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15. Visitation again 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, with services following, all at Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the , 6165 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 12, Las Vegas, NV 89118, or the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 28369, Las Vegas, NV 89126.
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