R. Matthew "Chewy" Dawson

Birth Date: 
Wednesday, January 10, 1968
Date of Passing: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021

R. Matthew “Chewy” Dawson, 53, of Wooster died on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at his home.

He was born January 10, 1968 in Wooster to Roger William and Carolyn Mae Daugherty Dawson.

Chewy had previously worked for GoJo and had been a long time employee of Robinson Construction.  He enjoyed fishing, crocheting, singing and was a master griller.  Chewy was an avid Civil War re-enactor and enjoyed genealogy. 

He is survived by his sisters Sarah Dawson of Reynoldsburg and Lila Dawson of Wooster; half-brother Christopher Starnes of Columbus; longtime companion Christine Abrantes of Wooster; special cousin Army Arnold of Columbus; nieces and nephews Tyler Dawson, Tina Frazier, Gabby Hess, D’Shae Arnold, Ayana Wright and Izaiah O’Neal along with many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will no services at this time.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St. Wooster is assisting the family.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com


Memorial Contributions: 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.


There will no services at this time.


Sorry for your loss. He was a good man

Praying for the family.I will miss you brother!

So sorry to hear about your loss he was one that liked to make people laugh has been a good friend he will be missed my love and prayers to the family

I am very sadden to hear of the loss of Matthew.. Many prayers to the family . Matthew was a kind soul and always had a smile when I ran into him ..The world lost a special person ....

Rest in Heaven uncle Matthew, I love you very much! I hope you get to see Carol and your mommy!!

So Sorry for your Loss Sarah and Lila, Our Heart's goes out to you and your families, It is a Very Sad thing to Loose a Family Member as Matthew has Been with us for Many years, We Sometimes want to Keep those we Love around forever But it is in God's Timing to take them Away, Leaves us Saddened for we Would love to Create Many More Memories together, as we have Done for Many years, Our Only Comfort Comes from Knowing he is in a Far Better Place In Heaven with his Loving Mom Carolyn, Sister Tank, Sister Velma, Brother Bo, say Hi to All of them Brother Matt, This is Not Good Bye but later,

This comes with great sadness to say goodbye to someone with such a kind soul. Matthew was always kind and always smiling and it was contagious!! He would always ask me how his niece was doing and tell me how beautiful she was. I will miss him. Matthew please give your mom a big hug for me. It is so hard to comprehend this you are in a better place. Sarah and Lila I Love you and you are in my prayers.

Sorry for your loss. Prayers to family. I have known this family for years, I felt and they made me feel like family and I love you all! Matthew you were a kind, sweet, and funny person! You will truly be missed, rest peacefully in our Heavenly Father's arms! See you on the other side Matthew!

To Sara and Lila and all the family, my heart goes out to you all! My prayers are that the Lord will wrap his loving caring and comforting arms around you all. You have not only lost a brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, etc. but a great friend and great man. He will always be in our hearts. Trusting the Lord to bring all the great memories you had with him and to continue to keep your heart filled with joy from them . I love you all and will continue to pray for you. Love, Sherry

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