Dawson, John [Poke] Warren




June 18, 1940 – May 5, 2013


John “Poke” Warren Dawson, 72, of Bellflower, Calif., died Sunday.  John was born to Warren and Phyllis Dawson June 18, 1940, in Morganville.

Poke was raised in Manhattan and graduated from Manhattan High School in 1958.

He was preceeded in death by his mother; father; and son, Daniel Warren Dawson.

He is survived by his wife, Martie Kelly Dawson; brother, Robert; sister, Jo; eight children; and 19 grandchildren.

A viewing will take place at 10 a.m. on May 10 at Luyben Family Dilday-Mottell Mortuary, 5161 E. Arbor Road, Long Beach CA  90808.

The Memorial Service will follow at 11 a.m.  To share your stories, memories, condolences, email ChristineDawson@hotmail.com.”


John “Poke” Dawson