Cory M. Dawson, age 44 passed away at his home on January 7th. He was born on November 6, 1974, to Ulondra “Londa” and Michael Dawson in Bluffton, Indiana. Cory graduated from Northrop High School in 1992 and attended Ball State University. He was employed at OrthoIndy, IU Health, and most recently USA Sports Productions.
He is survived by his daughters, Rachel (age 17), Amanda (age 13), his former spouse, Julie Dawson, all of Greenwood, IN and his significant other, Chelsea Emerson of Indianapolis. He is also survived by his mom, Ulondra “Londra” Dawson of Hartford City, IN and his father Michael Edward Dawson of Wisconsin.
He enjoyed playing games of all kinds, painting miniatures, attending gaming conventions, visiting amusement parks with his daughters, and had an important role in the gymnastics community, which was inspired by his daughters’ love of the sport. Cory was a very talented artist and was inspired by many artists he thought were “awesome”.
Cory was a kind, selfless friend, who was always positive and put others before him. He had an uplifting spirit and was always quick to make a joke and have fun. He was a devoted, supportive dad, and was committed to giving his daughters everything they needed. His laid back and fun-loving personality shone through in everything he did. He loved his daughters more than anything and always put them first.
He was a supportive boyfriend to Chelsea and they very much enjoyed their time together. After meeting through the gymnastics world, they spent the following two years of living life to the fullest. When they weren’t spending time with his beloved daughters, they shared memories of attending concerts, outings with friends, travelling to new places, and enjoyed every step of their journey together.
Services to celebrate Cory’s life will be held Monday, January 14. Friends and loved ones may call between 3:00 – 7:00 pm at Mount Pleasant Christian Church, 381 N Bluff Rd, Greenwood, IN 46142. A service will follow at 7:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a GoFundMe account for Cory’s daughters, GoFundMe account to help with the funeral funds, or you can write a check to Rachel and Amanda to be deposited in their savings account for college. Envelopes will be available at the service.