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April 5, 2013

James Wilkinson Dawes

ORANGE —  

After 83 years of a remarkable and full life on earth, Dr. James Wilkinson Dawes of Tomball, Texas; formerly of Orange, Texas (and a citizen of the world) passed from this life to the next on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. All who knew and loved him will cherish the memories of his passion for life, his curiosity about the world, and his deep love for God and family. 

Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Barry Bradley, pastor of First Baptist Church in Orange and Dr. Bill White. Special music will be performed by Ken Williams and Brenda Lee. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Jim Dawes was a multi-faceted human being. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 21, 1929 to Beatrice Wilkinson Dawes and Walter Eblen Dawes. From his doting mother, he inherited the ability to love deeply. From his world-traveling father, he obtained wanderlust. His early years in New Orleans left him with a lifelong love of good food. As a boy in New Orleans, he loved to ride the streetcar downtown to go to the movies and to play in the canals in his neighborhood in Algiers.

Following World War II, Jim’s father, Walter, moved his family to England while Walter worked in London for the U.S. government selling surplus lend/lease equipment from the war. The reminders of the war and its carnage were all around them, and the British people’s suffering from the devastation that surrounded them left an indelible mark upon young “Jimmy.”

As there were no American schools in London at the time, Jim was sent to the American Community School in Paris, where he received his high school diploma in 1947.

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