Mr. Lawson was born in Spartanburg County, July 27, 1936, a son of the late George and Mae Belle Simmons Lawson. He was retired from Arkwright Mills and was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Phillip Lawson and wife Melissa of Blacksburg; a daughter, Angie Beaty and husband John of Pauline; grandchildren, Cody Boulware, Justine Beaty, RJ Lawson, Chance Lawson, Kyle Lawson, Katie Lawson and Cole Lawson; brothers, Leroy Lawson and Kenneth Lawson of Spartanburg and Ronnie Lawson of Union.
Mr. Lawson was pre-deceased by three brothers, Marvin Lawson, Garland Lawson and Jake Lawson and five sisters, Louise Caraway, Virginia Messer, Eva Solesbee, Bernice Smith and Betty Sue Lawson.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 18, 2010 at Mt Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Melvin Shelton.
The family received friends following the committal service in the fellowship hall of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Building Fund, 2153 Mt Lebanon Rd. Buffalo, SC 29321.
The family is at the home 1326 Mt. Lebanon Rd. Pauline, SC 29374.
S. R. Holcombe Funeral Home (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)