Charles Franklin Dawes, 88, died Saturday, September 17, 2016, at the VA Hospital in Iowa City.
He was born on June 10, 1928, in Vinton, the son of Ray Dawes and Jeanetta (Karr) Dawes Willson. He married Louise (Robins) Clark on July 25, 1960, in Leon, Iowa, who died of cancer on August 7, 1991.
In addition to Louise, he was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Eugene Dawes; a son, Darrell Dawes, from a previous marriage; and a great-grandchild.
He is survived by a sister, Lucille Ary of Vinton, and seven children: Linda (Tom) Wester of Virginia Beach, VA; Gary Clark of La Porte City; Susan (Mike) Weatherford of Hartselle, AL; Denise (Greg) Staker of La Porte City; Dale (Meri) Clark of Lead Hill, AR; Terry (Lori) Dawes of Waterloo; Donna Dawes of Arlington, VA; 20 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be directed to the VA Hospital in Iowa City.