Funeral, viewing arrangements announced for beloved Varina High School custodian

Funeral, viewing arrangements announced for beloved Varina High School custodian
Varina High School is honoring longtime employee and role model, James Dawkins, who died over the weekend. (Source: Varina "Blue Devils" High School Football - Facebook)

HENRICO Co., Va. (WWBT) - The funeral and viewing arrangements for James Dawkins, the beloved Varina High School janitor.

A viewing will be Wilson & Associates in the East Chapel along Nine Mile Road on Jan. 17 from 1-8 p.m. The funeral service will follow on Saturday at St. Paul’s Baptist Church along Creighton Road at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetry afterward.

For more than 45 years Dawkins worked as a custodian at his Alma mater.

"He’d get out of school and he’s been cleaning that gym ever since,” said Coach Stu Brown, the former head football coach at the school. “You know 46 years in the County, a lot of them here at Varina High School speaks for itself.”

Longtime Varina High School custodian passes away

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