He was a sales representative for Newton Manufacturing Company for 50 years, and the owner of Cochran's Hardware in Marion. He was a member of Symsonia Methodist Church.
He was the son of the Claude Lawson and the Carrie (Easter) Lawson.
He is survived by, two daughters: Donna McDaniel, Benton and Dorothy Hughes, Marion, three brothers: William Lawson, Claude Lawson, Garland Lawson, all of Reidland, seven grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Relma Lee (Wood) Lawson, three brothers, and one sister.
Arrangements are being handled by Collier Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be at Collier Funeral Chapel at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, Rev. Ed Clement, with Rev. Mark Stevens, and Rev. Lucy Tedrick officiating.
Interment will follow at Clarks River Cemetery, Symsonia.
Visitation will be held between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, at Collier Funeral Home.