Dawson Michael “Turtle” Danback, son of Michelle DeClue and Michael Danback, was born in Sullivan on Aug. 11, 1998. He passed away near Annapolis on July 17, 2017, at the age of 18.
Dawson attended the Free Spirit Baptist Church in Vulcan. He enjoyed riding four wheelers, going swimming, working on his car and taking care of his animals. More than anything Dawson enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Dawson is survived by his father, Michael Danback and companion, Deanna Hammett of Richwoods; his mother, Michelle DeClue and companion, Bill Trokey of Annapolis; his grandmother, Irma DeClue of Annapolis; two brothers, Justin DeClue and companion, Lydia Handy of Fenton, Ethan Danback of Richwoods; one sister, Allison Danback of Richwoods; step-brother, Austin DeClue of Potosi; and step-sister, Erica Reimund of Buford. Dawson will be deeply missed by a host family and many friends who will mourn his passing.
Visitation and funeral services were held Friday July 20 at McSpadden Funeral Home; with Elder Denny Mathes officiating. Burial was in St. Stephens Catholic Cemetery in Richwoods. Serving as pallbearers were: Justin DeClue, Lloyd Danback, Lane Allen, Gregory Baker, Nathan DeClue and Ryan DeClue.
Arrangements were under the direction of McSpadden Funeral Home in Lesterville.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to McSpadden Funeral Home for funeral expenses.