June 7, 1950 ~ February 18, 2021

Born in: Washington, D.C.
Resided in: Black Mountain, NC

John James Dawes, III, 70, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021, at the North Carolina State Veterans Home, Black Mountain.

Mr. Dawes was born June 7, 1950, in Washington, D.C. to the late John James Dawes and Lillian Russell Dawes. He was an Army veteran and had worked as a cashier with B&B Pharmacy for many years. John was passionate about golf and chocolate chip cookies.

He is survived by a sister, Linda Dawes Day (Alton); nieces, Brandi D. Duclos (Richard) and Rosalie Day; nephews, A. Frank Day and Nathan R. Day (Abby). He was preceded in death by his great-nephew, Jack Day.

The memorial service for Mr. Dawes will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. Chaplain Jack Taylor will officiate. The chapel service will be livestreamed on the funeral home Facebook page www.facebook.com/GroceFH. Inurnment, with military honors, will follow at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory with the Rev. Dr. Rob Blackburn officiating. Masks and social distancing are required at both the funeral home and cemetery.

John’s family would like to thank the staff of the North Carolina State Veterans Home for the care and compassion they provided.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Processing Center, P.O. Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886.

Services

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Funeral Service: February 25, 2021 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Graveside Service: February 25, 2021 3:00 pm

Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28804

828-645-6915

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  1. I went to school with John then later on when I was a student at AB tech. he was working there and helped a lot of the students, my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this time he was a sweet and loving person and will be missed

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  2. We are so sorry about this but know John is doing much better now! Our sincere sympathies to you all. May Christ’s presence support you during this time.

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  3. My condolences to you, Linda, and family. So many great memories of friendship with John, you, your Mom and Grand Dora. A better sister than you were to John would be hard to find. My thoughts and prayers to you.

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  4. I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying the God of all comfort helps you at this difficult time.
    (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 & Psalms 83:18). Jesus told us to pray for God’s Kingdom because the Bible promises it will do away with death. (Revelation 21:4,5 & Daniel 2:44).

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  5. I remember playing football with John in the front yard at Lillian’s. John was always smiling.
    Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

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  6. We are very sorry for your loss. I (Judy) was one of the Occupational Therapists who worked with John at Oteen VA Medical Center during his rehabilitation. I have fond memories of him. I called him “Sonny” and he called me ” Mama”. Living in West Asheville we would often see him at B & B Pharmacy and visit. He always had a smile on his face. Take care.

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  7. Linda, John was a loving and gentle man. I know he is with your sweet mother and grandmother. You are forever blessed by his memory. Your mother introduced my mother, Lorraine, and father Newton (Bossy) Ebbs and we lived near one another in Wheaton, MD. I remember your kindness when we visited Asheville many years ago. Much love to your family.

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  8. Linda, Cathy and I are so sorry to learn of this today. I know how much he meant to you and those who knew him best. He certainly has earned a place in Glory, he had to endure a lot of pain on this earth. I remember him so vividly as a child and he was such a great little guy. He was so full of himself and he seemed to adore being around us older kids and especially Richard. I know you will miss him, but you too have certainly earned your place in Heaven for all the continual kindness shown him during his life. God bless you and your family during this tough time. Ron & Cathy Wells

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  9. I met John when i worked at S & R Auto Sales. He would come by for oil changes on his green wagon. We became fast friends. He got his eye on the red Subaru and made many trips to see it and sit in it. I had lot of people who almost purchased it but, it was like it was waiting on John. He was a happy camper driving away. He named it his scooby doo. After that we went to lunch or if my husband was working late we would go to dinner. I never saw John down. He was so happy to give me the grand tour of his nice condo. I am sorry I lost touch the past few years after illness and my husband illness and passing. I could tell John was loved and well taken care of. He brought a lot of joy to different people. May God Comfort the Family.

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  10. John was a true Hero. He showed more bravery & courage in life that a lot of people just wouldn’t understand. Few people have the BRAVERY that John had in just living life. I will treasure his friendship from high school to later in life when we re-established contact. He always made you feel like a true friend & always treated you with respect & dignity. He also wouldn’t let nothing slow him down or keep him from doing something he wanted to do. John led by example. He was a big influence on everyone around him. RIP

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