AMerican Veteran 10

Wallace Lee Dawkins

June 7, 1923 ~ August 26, 2019 (age 96)


Wallace Lee Dawkins, Jr., 96, of the Shiloh community of Asheville, died Monday, August 26, 2019.

Mr. Dawkins was born June 6, 1923 to the late Essie Logan and Wallace Dawkins. For the most part, he lived in Buncombe County his entire life. Due to his advanced age and the need for more consistent care, Mr. Dawkins lived with his daughter during the last year of his life. On June 6 of this year, Mr. Dawkins commemorated the 70th anniversary of his time serving in the U.S. Army where he was a part of the 5th wave of the Normandy invasion during World War II.

Mr. Dawkins was a long-time employee and retiree from two Asheville landmarks: Asheville Country Day School and The Grove Park Inn. Always the avid golfer, he played golf at least once a week into his mid-80s. In most recent years, he enjoyed nothing more than sitting outside with the sun on his face.  He was a long-time member of New Mount Olive Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by all of his siblings: Martha Johnson, Joseph Greenlee, Martha Williams and William Greenlee.

Surviving are his daughter, Carmelita Dawkins Marrow, son-in-law Dennis Marrow; grandchildren, Shani Marrow and Akil Marrow; stepdaughters, Bonita Woods and Waunea Morrison; nephews, Tyrone Greenlee and Michael Greenlee; cousin, Albert Lee Burgin; other relatives and friends. 

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Graveside Service
August 30, 2019

12:00 PM
Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
962 Old U S 70 Hwy
Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711

August 30, 2019

10:30 PM to 11:15 PM
Ray Funeral And Cremation Service
1373 Sweeten Creek Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina 28803

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