Dr. James P. Dawson, 81, of Edmond, Okla., went to heaven to be with his Lord and Savior on November 3, 2013. He was born October 18, 1932 to Fred and Vic Dawson at Drummond, Okla.
He lived in many different towns in Oklahoma in his early years. He married Mary Jean Chody on February 28, 1951. He served with the 45th National Guard unit during the Korean War.
James received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry from Oklahoma State University. He received a Doctorate in Theology and Apologetics from Trinity Theological Seminary.
He worked at NASA in the Lunar Receiving Lab during the Apollo missions. He founded the Oklahoma Foundation for Research and Development, Jayphil Corporation, Zeteo Corporation and Aaron C Ministries. He also started KOKF Christian Radio Station.
He enjoyed many activities including scuba diving, sailing his Trimaran, amateur radio, and held a private pilot’s license.
He has written 87 technical articles in thermodynamics, radiation physics and remote sensing. He has written 10 books on prophecy and the end times.
James is survived by his wife, Mary Jean Dawson; daughters Pamela Wanzer and Eileen Lane; three grandchildren, James Gattis, Tori Lane and Cindy Lane; three great-grandchildren Hannah Gattis, Gabriel Gattis and Eden Gattis and his brother Bob Dawson.
No services are scheduled at this time.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist of Alexandria Foundation, inc., 2932 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22032 in memory of James P. Dawson for seminary scholarships.