|Birth: ||Feb. 22, 1935|
|Death: ||Nov. 19, 2011|
Odessa Don W. Lawson passed away in Odessa on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at the age of 76. He left this world just as he lived, surrounded in the love of his wife and family. He fought a long life as a stroke survivor and a short battle with cancer.
Don was born on February 22, 1935 to Alton and Myrtle Lawson in Brady, Texas. He married Bennie Gooden in Odessa on January 9, 1935. They were inseparable friends for 49 years. Don served his country for four years as an inspector in the Army. He attended Odessa High School in the class of '54.
Don was an avid bowler, fisherman and hunter. He worked as a employee of Odessa Pump. He coached his son's teams in football and his daughter's teams in softball. He enjoyed attending his grandson's football and baseball games. He played bingo every chance he could.
Don is survived by his loving wife; Bennie Lawson of Odessa; sister: Margie O'Kelley and husband Charlie of Amarillo; son: Doyle Lawson and wife Linda of Odessa; daughter: Connie Lawson of Odessa; son: Don Davidson and wife Pam of Tyler, TX: daughter: Debbie Osborn and husband Jerry Don of Clarksville, AR; grandchildren: Natalie Guarra and husband David, Matt Lawson, Stephen and Christie Davidson, Mackenzie (M.C.) Lawson; and THE great-grandchild Kinsley Guarra.
Funeral services with military honors will be 7:00 pm Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at the Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Tim Hegstead. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and online condolences may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com.
The family would like to thank all the people at Star Home Hospice, especially Molly, Courtney, and Darryl. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be sent to Star Home Hospice.
God took him to his loving home. God saw him getting tired; a cure was not to be. He wrapped him in his loving arms and whispered "Come with me". He suffered much in silence, his spirit did not bend. He faced his path with courage, until the very end. He tried so hard to stay with us but his fight was not in vain. God took him to His Loving home and greed him from the pain.
He was Pops to us and Her Eagle.
Alton Clemmons Lawson (1911 - 1977)
Myrtle May Jacoby Lawson (1907 - 1994)
Created by: Judy (MARSHALL) Caine
Record added: Jun 04, 2012
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