Louis A. “Topper” Dawsey

Published 9:17 am Monday, June 16, 2014

Louis A. “Topper” Dawsey, age 82 and a resident of the Blond community, died early Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Riverside Medical Center. He was a member of The Pentecostals Church of Lee Road and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War era. Mr. Dawsey was a carpenter that worked in construction for many years often helping build things for his family and his church family but he may be remembered for delivering fertilizer to countless farms in the area as he drove a spreader truck later in life. He also enjoyed gardening and recently loved spending time on his front porch.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gwen Bell Dawsey of Blond; son and daughter-in-law, Kelvin and Gay Dawsey of Madisonville; four daughters and sons-in-law: Connie and Larry Jenkins of Franklinton, Twyla and Mike Droddy of Blond, Kim and Dale Jenkins of Bush and Trudy and Rusty Barber of Ovett, Miss.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Harry Dawsey of Blond and Austin and Louise Dawsey of Covington; and a sister, Jean Dawsey of Blond. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, B.K. Dawsey and Mae Blackwell Dawsey; brothers Sherwood Dawsey and Alton Dawsey; and a son-in-law, Joel Wilson.

Visitation was at The Pentecostals Church of Lee Road Saturday, June 14, from noon until 3 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the church with Bro. Rick Maricelli, Bro. Joel Hines and Bro. Leon Hickman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers are grandsons Clint Droddy, Rusty Jenkins, Chance Barber, Chase Barber and Josh Dawsey and great-grandson Daniel Dufrene. Honorary pallbearers are Chad Wilson and Jonathan Droddy.

Obituaries can be viewed online at www.crainfh.com.