Mark Dawson

Mark Alan Dawson, 67, of Taylorville, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2022 in his home.


He was born on January 31, 1955 in Taylorville, the son of Neal Benton and Edna Irene (Brown) Dawson.


He graduated from Taylorville High School and went on to earn his degree from Millikin University. He was a talented musician throughout his life.  Mark taught and played professionally throughout his career.

He is survived by his son: Michael James Dawson of Alton; brother: David Dwaine Dawson (Lynn) of Taylorville; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  

Mark will be cremated and there will be a celebration of life held at a later date.  Donations in his memory may be made to the Taylorville School District Music Department.


 McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.


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