Rushville Republican

September 25, 2013

Richard “Rick” Craig Dawson, 51

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Richard “Rick” Craig Dawson, 51, of Rush County, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.

He was born March 23, 1962, in Middletown, Ohio, to Robert Dawson and Ruth “Vanneman” Kellar; both survive. He married Shannon Cagle Sept. 07, 1996; she survives.

Rick was a longtime resident of Rush County. He was a 1980 graduate of Kokomo Haworth High School. He was a 1984 graduate of Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. Rick was a TV reporter in Fort Wayne; Huntington, W.Va.; and for WISH-TV in Indianapolis for 24 years. Most recently, he worked as News Director for WFYI Public Media. Rick received many journalism awards. He was a member of Knightstown United Methodist Church and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He enjoyed geocaching and his 170-year-old home.

Besides his parents and wife, Rick is survived by two daughters, Kathryn and Delaney Dawson; a son, Kellan Dawson; a stepsister, Suzanne Patterson Sharp; and his stepmother, Michal Dawson.

Friends are welcome to visit from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at Knightstown United Methodist Church, 27 S. Jefferson Street, Knightstown. 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Rush Memorial Foundation or To Write Love on Her Arms (