May 14, 1934 - August 3, 2014
Big Stone Gap Virginia/ Wildcat Community Lonnie Ray Lawson 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday (Aug, 3 2014) at Indian Path Hospital in Kingsport TN. He was born on May 14, 1934 son of the late Claude and Pauline (Rhoten) Lawson; he was born in the Wildcat community of Big Stone Gap. He worked in the coal mines in his earlier years, and then he worked for Holliston Mills where he retired in 1996. He was a lifetime member of the Teamsters Union; he enjoyed teaching his family the values of enjoying the great outdoors, by instilling his love of hunting, fishing, and camping. He enjoyed listening to country music. He had a loving generous spirit; he will be truly missed by all that knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; Claude and Pauline (Rhoten) Lawson, his wife of thirty-three years; Wilma Jean Cauldle Lawson; and one stepdaughter, Phyllis Gully. He is survived by his daughter; Terri Lawson Child (husband) David, of Appalachia VA, his wife of eighteen years; Gertie Mae Benton Lawson, of Kingsport; his two brothers; Ralph Lawson (wife) Freddy, Clark Lawson and (Wife) Brenda, both of Kingsport TN; brother in law; Jack Caudle of Duffield, VA, and several other close relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at Holding Funeral Home on Wednesday (Aug 6, 2014) from 6 p.m. until 8:30 for the visitation. The funeral service will be conducted following the visitation in the funeral home’s chapel with the Pastor Kenny Hammonds officiating. Special music will be provided by Billy Howard Lawson The committal service will be conducted on Thursday (August 7, 2014) at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens cemetery at 2:00 p.m.The family and friends wishing to attend the committal service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:30 to go in procession to the cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers You may go online to view the obituary or sign the guest registry at www.holdingfuneralhome.com Holding Funeral Home is serving the Lawson family.
Big Stone Gap Virginia/ Wildcat Community Lonnie Ray Lawson 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday (Aug, 3 2014) at Indian Path Hospital in Kingsport TN. He was born on May 14, 1934 son of the late Claude and Pauline (Rhoten) Lawson; he was... View Obituary & Service Information
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