|Birth: ||Nov. 24, 1922|
|Death: ||Mar. 28, 2000|
ROBERT S. LAWSON
Robert S. Lawson, 77, of Fairfield Glade and formerly of Naples, FL, and Plymouth, MI, passed away March 28, 2000. A private memorial service was held at the Burris Funeral Home on March 30. Interment will be at the Prospect Harbor Cemetery, Prospect Harbor, ME.
Mr. Lawson was born on Nov. 24, 1922, the son of Roy C. and Edna L. Stevens Lawson.
He was a graduate of Plymouth High School, the University of Michigan School of Business Administration, and the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University. He was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity and the Michigan Bar Association.
As a first lieutenant he was a member of the 401st Bomb Group, Eighth Air Force and served as a B-17 bomber pilot, flying 35 missions in the European theater of operations during World War II. He was awarded the Air Medal with five oak leaf clusters, and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Following his graduation from Detroit College of Law, he was appointed as a special agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation and served two years in Beaver, PA, and Detroit, MI.
He worked as an attorney for Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn, MI, in real property management until his retirement. During this time he was a member of the Plymouth United Methodist Church. Other community service activities included serving as president of the Plymouth University of Michigan Club and coaching basketball. He was an avid tennis player, voracious reader, skilled woodworker and expert handyman.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Janet Osgood Lawson of Fairfield Glade and Corea, ME; daughter and son-in-law, Lisbeth L. and Dr. Alan S. Rosenfeld of Laconia, NH; sons and daughters-in-law, James S. and Anne M. (Farrell) Lawson of Dexter, MI, and Peter S. and Lynn (Gardner) Lawson of Northville, MI; sister and brother-in-law, Nina Jean and Robert G. Marshall of Pensacola, FL; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Cumberland County, 140 N. Main St., Crossville, TN, 38555, or the charity of your choice.
Burris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Prospect Harbor Cemetery
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