|Birth: ||Sep. 2, 1937|
|Death: ||Jan. 8, 2011|
Oscar L. Lawson, born to Oscar W. and Elia Lawson, on September 2, 1937, died Saturday, January 8, following a stroke.
Oscar was a great father, husband, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. Through a long career in music and entertainment, he reached out and touched many people who consider him a friend and all-around good person.
A devout Catholic, his mission was to have his children and grandchildren educated in the faith. In his later years he had been a driving force in the St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church Acts Retreat and also taught CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) at St. Gregory The Great Catholic Church.
He began his career in music in 1956 when he and Henry Hernandez started the Royal Jesters group. As teenagers at Lanier High School, Oscar, along with Hernandez and Louis Escalante, are credited with inventing the "West Side Sound", probably the first Hispanics to perform "doo-wop." Touring Texas , Las Vegas and other locations, they provided '50s rock and roll to many generations. In 2005 the Royal Jesters were nominated on the Grammy's 48th anniversary for the Best Tejano album "Odyssey The Journey." Lawson also created the Texas Talent Music Association which gave birth to the Tejano Music Awards. For more than 20 years, Oscar was an award-winning documentary producer who traveled the world for humanitarian stories for the Hispanic Telecommunications Network's "Nuestra Familia" program.
San Fernando Cemetery #2
Created by: Emory Schnuriger
Record added: Jan 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63981075