Funeral services for Jack Wayne Lawson, 86, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ron Smedley officiating and Lauren Harpole assisting. Interment will follow at Mahoney Cemetery with Charles Chapman, Richard Dodd, Les Jackson, Gene Ball, Randy Dodd and David Hoover serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Kerry Fox, Lewis Tatum, CJ Davis, Billy Davis and LG Hankins. Visitation will be held at 2 p.m. prior to service time.
Jack passed away Sept. 19, 2019 at his residence.
He was born May 25, 1933 in Mahoney, Texas, the son of Bryan Taft and Dottie Mae Beadles Lawson. He married Shirley Chapman on Oct. 25, 1952 in Sulphur Springs. She survives. He served in the United States Air Force, discharged with honors of National Defense, Korean Service with Bronze Star United National Service, and good conduct medal. He was later a Dallas County deputy. He then retired from the automobile business. He was a lifetime member of the Mahoney Cemetery Association and American Legion. He loved spending time with family, he loved fishing and gardening, and was of the Methodist Faith.
In addition to his wife, Shirley, he is survived by son Bruce Lawson and fiancé Linda Estes of Arlington, Texas; daughter Tina Fox and husband Kerry of Mount Pleasant, Texas; grandchildren Jacklyn Hatley and husband Tommy of Kennedale, Texas, Hunter Lawson of Arlington, Texas, Lauren Harpole of Mount Pleasant, Texas, and Cody Ball of Mount Pleasant, Texas; and great-grandchildren, Kayla and Kara Hatley both of Kennedale, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and daughter-in-law, Karla Lawson.
Jack requested memorials be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, Texas 75219, in name of Emma Cooper.
Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com