William "Bill" David Dawkins

May 19, 1928March 7, 2019

High Point- William David Dawkins (Bill), age 90, died on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at his home. He was born on May 19, 1928 in Guilford County to John Raymond and Mabel Hussey Dawkins. He grew up in the Oak View Community where he attended Oak View School and High Point High School.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mary Mock Dawkins of the home. He is also survived by three children, Patricia Lynn Tadlock (Tom), Melanie Kay Carter (Randy) and Jeffrey Scott Dawkins (Chuck Conklin). He was predeceased by his son, David Alan Dawkins. He is survived by four grandchildren, Bradley Thomas Tadlock (Kimberly), Emily Louise Tadlock (Phillip Yates), Mary Lynn Trogdon (Joe Drinkwater) and Kristin Collette Stevenson (John Wilder); three great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Mary Tadlock, William Thomas Tadlock and Jonah Wilder; two sisters Nancy Cashatt and Jeanne Misenheimer; and predeceased by two brothers Ray Dawkins and Kenneth Dawkins.

In the early 1950’s, Bill and B.K. Harrison formed a home building partnership, Harrison and Dawkins Homebuilders. They built quality homes throughout the High Point area. After retirement Bill built beautiful pieces of furniture which he gifted to family members. He enjoyed carving animals, making hand-crafted walking sticks, hunting, fishing, searching for arrowheads, collecting handsaws and feeding the birds. He also served as a volunteer firefighter with the Oak View Fire Department and was a member of the Oak View Lions Club.

Bill will be remembered as a creative master carpenter who believed in quality first and foremost. He was also a man of his word – trustworthy, loyal, genuine, kind and wise. He will be missed by his family and friends.

The family would like to thank the caregivers from Griswold Home Care and Hospice of the Piedmont who helped make his final days more peaceful.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.

Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point is honored to serve the Dawkins family. Online condolences may be made at


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William "Bill" David Dawkins

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Rose Mary and Steve Jones

March 19, 2019

Your dad built our home on Deep River Road in the 1980's and it is still standing proud and strong. I cannot tell you how many times we have bragged to others about what fine men and what fine builders he and his partner were. Our son who is now 43 still has the wooden airplane Bill made for him when he broke his leg and was home bound for quite awhile at the age of 4. We sold the home when we retired and keeping up 11 acres became too much for us. We now live in Charlotte to be closer to grandchildren but drive by the house every time we go to High Point. We will keep you in our prayers at this difficult time.
Rose Mary and Steve Jones