Dawson Matthew Mulkey, age 21, unexpectedly passed away February 17, 2023, in Knoxville, TN. He was born in Knoxville, TN on December 12, 2001. He was the son of Christopher Michael Mulkey and Kathryn Ann Treadway McElhaney. Dawson loved being outdoors; tubing in Townsend, swimming, hiking, target shooting and music; but most of all he loved his family, friends, and friends he considered family. He had a huge heart and never liked to see anyone needing, hurting, or sad. Dawson will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
Dawson is preceded in death by his great-grandfathers Frank Norman Jr., Charles Ben Mulkey Sr., Dennis Greene; his great-grandmothers Mary Sue Norman, Wanda Treadway, Edith Mulkey, and Betty Greene; his grandmother Virginia E. (Greene) Mulkey; his aunt Tammy Moore; his uncle James Treadway and cousins Christopher Norman and Josh Davis.
He is survived by his mother Kathryn McElhaney and step-father Tyler Mealer, sister Jillian Treadway, step-brother Brody Mealer; his father Christopher Mulkey, step-mother Jama Higgs, step-brother Seth Higgs, step-sister Brittany Seeser; his grandparents David and Lori Treadway, Charles (Buddy) Ben Mulkey Jr.; great-grandfather William Treadway; uncles Eric (Misty) Treadway, Jeffery (Megan) Mulkey, Michael (Tammy) Norman; aunts Sherry (Mike) Hayes, Shelia (Matt) Butler, Jennifer (Mulkey) King, along with many cousins and his girlfriend Manni Richardson.
There will be a celebration of life at Smithview Pavilion located at: 601 Smithview Drive, Maryville, TN 37803 on Thursday March 30th, 2023, from 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm.