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Daniel Washington Dawkins, Jr.

January 22, 1933 ~ August 29, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Daniel Dawkins, Jr. Obituary

DANIEL WASHINGTON DAWKINS, JR., age 90, of 9360 Boston Road, Roxboro, NC passed away Tuesday night, August 29, 2023 at his home.

Mr. Dawkins was born January 22, 1933 in Lee County, NC, son of the late Daniel Washington & Maggie Tripp Dawkins and was husband of the late Lena Autry Dawkins.  Upon his retirement from Progress Energy, he drove a tour bus and was a member of Flat Springs Baptist Church in Sanford, NC and Bethel Hill Baptist Church. 

Mr. Dawkins enjoyed riding his motorcycles which he did up to 85 years old, camping, wood working, going on home mission trips, spending time with family and friends, and just talking to and being around people.

Surviving are two children, Tony Dawkins & wife, Kathy of Roxboro, NC, Kristy D. Owens & husband, Chip of Hendersonville, NC, four grandchildren, Gray Owens & wife, Ashley, Ashley Sell & husband, John, Zachary Dawkins & wife, Carah, Kelsey Dawkins & fiancé, Robert McKoy, five great grandchildren, Page Owens, Birdie Owens, Salem Sell, Aletheia Sell, and Kya McKoy.

In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Dawkins is preceded in death by his first wife, Jennie Lou Womack Dawkins, four sisters, Naomi Riddle, Margaret Gilmore, Bertha Taylor, and Evelyn Luck.

Memorial services will be conducted at 4:00 pm Friday, September 1, 2023 at Bethel Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Alexander officiating.  The family will receive friends and guests at the home of Tony & Kathy Dawkins, 6385 Boston Road, Roxboro, NC 27574.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 pm Saturday, September 2, 2023 at Flat Springs Baptist Church, 4148 Deep River Road, Sanford, NC with the Rev. Gary McCullough officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends and guests for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham Road, Roxboro, NC 27573. Online condolences may be made at

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Celebration of Life
September 1, 2023

4:00 PM
Bethel Hill Baptist Church
201 Old US Hwy. 501
Roxboro, NC 27574

September 2, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Flat Springs Baptist Church
4148 Deep River Road
Sanford, NC 27330

Funeral Service
September 2, 2023

12:00 PM
Flat Springs Baptist Church
4148 Deep River Road
Sanford, NC 27330


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