Ralph Robert Lawson, Sr.
December 18, 1937 ~ May 12, 2013
Gas City – Ralph Robert Lawson, Sr., 75, died at 12:32 am on Sunday, May 12, 2013 in his residence. He was born in Big Stone Gap, Virginia on December 18, 1937 to the late William D. and Finnie R. (McNutt) Lawson. Ralph married Doris Ann Burke on July 6, 1957, and she preceded him in death on January 26, 2013. He retired from Prince Hall Housing, where he worked in maintenance and he previously worked for 28 years at Glass Container. Ralph enjoyed bowling, fishing, NASCAR, the Chicago Cubs, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include children, Robert (Loretta) Lawson, Gas City, Linda (Dale) McCoy, TN, Roger Lawson, Gas City, Donald (Rachel) Lawson, Marion, Sebrina (Mark) Burnett, Gas City, Ralph Lawson, Jr., Marion; 15 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; siblings, Magalene Diets, Fowlerton, Florence (June) Panel, VA, Caroline Pattison, FL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William D. and Finnie R. Lawson; wife, Doris Ann Lawson; siblings, Junior Lawson, Paul Lawson, Helen Trimpin, Loretta Bowman, Danny Lawson, Vernon Lawson; and grandson, William Lawson.
Visitation will be from 3-7 pm on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main Street, Gas City, Indiana.
Funeral Service will be at 7 pm on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main Street, Gas City, Indiana with Pastor Henry Faverite officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Cancer Services of Grant County, Inc., Tower Suites, 305 S. Norton Avenue, Marion, IN 46952.
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