|Birth: ||Oct. 6, 1929|
|Death: ||Oct. 20, 1976|
SGT US MARINE CORPS, KOREA
Sonny's mother died when he was only 3, leaving his 21-yr old, widowed father with 4 children under the age of 5 including newborn Curtis Ray, Sonny's brother.
Sonny was reared by his great aunt Pearl Sheley Lavender and Howard C Lavender and their older daughter, Eloise Lavender.
Sonny's first marriage was a double ceremony in which he married Barbara (GARDNER) &
Sonny's sister, (living as of Feb 2014), married
Barbara's brother, William Charles Gardner Jr (1928-2012). It is believed that these weddings were on Feb 14, 1946, in St Charles, MO, but that data is not yet verified.
After Sonny and Barbara were divorced, he married a widow, Violet (nee Taylor), [formerly Mrs. George Anderson], in abt 1959. His marriage to Violet also ended in divorce, in abt 1969.
His third marriage (in the early 1970's) was to Dulsa 'Dell' Lawson, (b Sept 11, 1929 - d Aug 10, 1990).
Sonny and his first wife, Barbara (GARDNER), (1927-2010), had 3 children (not listed here; all living as of Feb 2014).
He had one child, Curtis (1961-2011) by his second wife, Violet (1933-2010).
Sonny did not have any children with Dulsa.
Luther Curtis Lawson (1911 - 1944)
Wilbur B. Epps Lawson (1910 - 1932)
Barbara Marie Gardner Blunt (1931 - 2010)
Violet Lorene Taylor Lawson (1927 - 2010)
Curtis Warren Lawson (1961 - 2011)*
Rose Willeen Lawson Hollingsworth (1928 - 2006)*
Luther Warren Lawson (1929 - 1976)
Curtis Ray Dame Lawson (1932 - 1952)*
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
St. Louis County
Plot: SECTION K SITE 648
Maintained by: Gramma
Originally Created by: Mr. Tom
Record added: Nov 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120395350
Added: Jan. 18, 2014