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Christopher Shaw “Chris” Dawson

Christopher Shaw “Chris” Dawson, age 46, Unicoi, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021, at his home. He was a native of Oceanside, CA but had lived most of his life in Unicoi County. 

Chris was a carpenter. He enjoyed playing pool and video games. He was of the Baptist Faith. 

Chris was preceded in death by his father at an early age, Robert Edwin Dawson; maternal grandmother, Thelma and Frank David Holiwski; maternal grandfather, Pete Cherinko. 

Chris leaves behind to cherish his memories, his wife, Cyndi Dawson; his mother and father who raised him, Cynthia and Teddy Hunter; one brother who is an Iraq War Veteran, Lloyd Dawson (Heather); one half-sister, Bridgette Vines-Dawson; two stepsons: Derrick Davis and Jonathan Robinson; two stepdaughters: Dallas Sneed and Courtney Sneed; five special grandchildren; two aunts: Gwen Fuscardo and Sharon Adler (Ray); three nephews: Bobby Joe Dawson, Thomas Dawson (Malloree), and Zachary Dawson; special cousins: April and Randy Lyda, Michelle Adler, Kari Adler, Frank Fuscardo, Jen Petrovitch (Mike), Darcii Deluca; many other cousins and a host of relatives also survive.

The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 PM Monday, June 7, 2021, in the Robert Ledford Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 6:00 PM. Rev. Cecil Scott Woodby will officiate.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Dawson family at

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Dawson family.  (423) 743-1380.