Isaiah Dawsey

August 25, 1936 ~ April 12, 2022 (age 85)


Isaiah Dawsey was born August 25, 1936 in Gordon, Alabama to the late Edmon and Thelma Scott Dawsey.
"Ike" as he was known to his family and friends was the 9th of 16 children. He attended public schools in Alabama and received his high school diploma from Lincoln Memorial High School in Palmetto, FL. He went on to receive a certification as an electrician.
He was a compassionate, generous man, helping anyone who required assistance. He was passionate about working and saving money. "Go to work and put your money in the credit union for a rainy day,” was one of his favorite quotes. He enjoyed watching television especially sports, and animal channels. He was a football commentator to anyone who visited him during football season. His favorite team was the San Francisco 49ers.
He made sure his children attended church when they were young to instill a strong faith when they became adults. Isaiah was baptized and received Christ as his personal savior as a youth at Triumph Church in Alabama.
He worked several jobs when he moved from Alabama to Florida. His final job was with Tropicana in Bradenton, Florida where he worked 38 years. During his retirement he traveled and enjoyed visiting with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Seabrooks Dawsey, son Michael Dawsey, and many family/friends.
He leaves to cherish his memories three sons: Samuel Johnson, Jr. (Hattie) of Palmetto, Stacey Dawsey of Palmetto, and Felipse Dawsey of Palmetto; Two daughters: Rosa Rumph (Rubin Sr.) of Riverview, FL, and Essie Dawsey of Palmetto; Three brothers: Mark Dawsey (Daisy) of Palmetto, Zachariah Dawsey (Nell) of Gordon, AL, and Nehemiah Dawsey of Malone, FL; One sister, Mozelle Whitehurst (Reuben Sr.) of Dothan, AL; Sisters-in-law: Clara Dunbar and Rebecca Daughtry, both of Bradenton; Eleven grandchildren, Twenty-three great grandchildren; Six great-great grandchildren; and a host of loving nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.  Visitation 4-6PM Fri., April 22, 2022 at Westside Funeral Home, 204 7th St W. Palmetto, FL. Services 11AM Sat., April 23, 2022 at Bible Baptist Church, 1720 6th Ave W., Palmetto, FL. Condolences may be given at

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April 22, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Westside Funeral Home
204 7th St W.
Palmetto, FL 34221

Funeral Service
April 23, 2022

11:00 AM
Bible Baptist Church
1720 6th Ave W
Palmetto, FL 34221

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