MT. JULIET -- Mr. Lawson, 72, of Mt. Juliet passed peacefully in his sleep Thursday, August 20, 2009. A member of Romeo United Methodist Church in Bulls Gap and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was the son of the late, Henry Hugh and Della Mae Livesay Lawson.
The family will receive friends between the hours of 6 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 at Rutland Place, 435 NW Rutland Road, Mt. Juliet.
Memorial services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6 at Romeo United Methodist Church, 11295 Lonesome Pine, Bulls Gap.
Survivors include: children Leah (Phillip) Smith of Mt. Juliet, Lori Anne Lawson of Midland, TX, Kathryn Lawson of Nashville and Henry Burton (Keathley) Lawson, II of Milledgeville, GA. Also surviving are siblings Carson (Patricia) Lawson, Charlie (Joann) Lawson, Ralph Lawson, Bill (Debra) Lawson and Joyce (Gene) Bellamy; and eight grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 35 years Betty Lorene Byrd Lawson and siblings Wayne Lawson, Mildred Wallace and Harold Lawson.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Henry Burton Lawson Memorial Fund at Rutland Place, 435 NW Rutland Road, Mt. Juliet, 37122.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road.