Pryor Creek, Mayes County, Oklahoma
Jack Lamar Lawson ©Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise
February 4, 2016
Submitted by: Ann Weber
Jack Lamar Lawson, 89, of Maysville, Arkansas, died February 3, 2016, in his home. Born July 16, 1926, in Pryor, Oklahoma, he was the son of Roy C. and Reah (Casey) Lawson. He graduated from Pryor High School in January 1944 and joined the U.S. Navy immediately thereafter. At the end of World War II he was honorably discharged in June of 1946 as a Naval Air Corps cadet.
Jack met Golda Mae Dailey at a 4th of July party at the First Baptist Church of Pryor in 1946. The two were married March 10, 1947 in Coffeyville, Kansas. Jack attended college at Warrensburg, Missouri and the University of Tulsa. Jack was an employee of Phillips Petroleum Company from 1963 until his retirement in 1985, as a master design draftsman.
Jack was a member of the American Legion and the Bartlesville area Masonic Lodge attaining the position of 32 degree Mason. Jack was also an active member of the Bartlesville Amateur Radio Club. Jack coached several little league and pony league baseball teams.
One of Jack's great passions was teaching Sunday School which he did for over 50 years. Upon his death he was a member of "Spirit" Church in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his wife Golda Mae, parents Roy and Reah Lawson and brother, Bob Lawson.
Survivors include his sister Dorthy Brown and her husband A.R.; daughter Carol Jane Caviness and her husband Jerry; son Michael Jack Lawson and his wife Gaye and son James Lee Lawson and his wife Regina; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1:00 pm, Friday, February 5, 2016 at Wasson Memorial Chapel, Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Burial will 4:00 pm, Friday, February 5, 2016, at Pryor Cemetery, Pryor, Oklahoma. Visitation will be 12:00 noon till service time, at Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Arkansas. To sign the online guest book, visit www.wassonfuneralhome.com.
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