Cover photo for Joseph "Joe" C. Dawkins's Obituary
Joseph "Joe" C. Dawkins Profile Photo

Joseph "Joe" C. Dawkins

February 25, 1944 — December 1, 2009

Joseph (Joe) C. Dawkins, of Valdosta, 65, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, at South Georgia Medical Center. He was born on February 25, 1944, in Valdosta, Georgia.

Mr. Dawkins was in the wholesale plumbing supply business for 42 years. Before his retirement February 29, 2008, he and Stewart Young owned and operated Valdosta Winnelson, a wholesale plumbing supply house.

Mr. Dawkins was a faithful member of Francis Lake Baptist Church.

He is survived by Elaine, his high school sweetheart and wife of 43 years; a daughter, Amanda (Chuck) Gordon of Jacksonville, Florida; a son, Randal Joseph Dawkins of Brooklyn, New York; three grandchildren, Chase, Cody and Heather Gordon, all of Jacksonville, FL; stepmother, Almarene Dawkins, brother, Jim (Karen) Dawkins and sister, Julie (Greg) Fielding, all of Valdosta; and several nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey Dawkins and Ruby Dawkins Bailey.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 4, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home with Reverend Eldridge Lyons officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday, December 3, 2009, at the funeral home from 6 – 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Francis Lake Baptist Church, 5111 Springwater Drive, Lake Park, Georgia, 31636. Condolences to the family may be conveyed at

Funeral Home:
Carson McLane Funeral Home
2215 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA
US 31602

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joseph "Joe" C. Dawkins, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, December 3, 2009

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Add to Calendar

*Standard text messaging rates apply.


Friday, December 4, 2009

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Add to Calendar

*Standard text messaging rates apply.

*Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 6

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors