Wilber “Gene” Eugene Lawson, age 96, of the Pine Orchard Community, passed away September 10, 2021. He was a born again, Bible believing child of God. A member and deacon of Clymersville Baptist Church in Rockwood. He quietly helped anyone who was in need. He loved God, Country, and his family with his whole heart. He was a proud World War II Veteran who served as a 127 Airborne Engineer. He was also a member of the Rockwood Masonic Lodge 403.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter C. Lawson & Lola Hamby Lawson; wife, Betty Grant Lawson; brothers, Jack & Raymond Lawson; sisters, Lula Grant and Bobbie McDaniel.
He is survived by sons, Buster (Shirley), Benny (Phyllis) and daughter, Patti Lawson; 5 grandchildren, Lora (Todd) Bagwell, Grant (Jacque) Lawson, Joy (Boogie) Stewart, Craig (Leanna) Lawson and Gina (Matt) Sirmans; 2 step grandchildren, Emily Smith and James Ladd; 11 great grandchildren, Jacob Lawson, Steven Bagwell, Madison Lawson, Luke Bagwell, Mary Stewart, Lawson Stewart, Cheyenne Sirmans, Blaine Lawson, Caroline Sirmans, Teyla Lawson and Dallas Lawson; sisters, Nellie Beach, Zelma Bingham, and Bula Gann; brother, Robert Lawson; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family and also best friend, Carl Skidmore.
The family will receive friends Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Pine Orchard Baptist Church from 2:00-3:00 p.m. with the funeral at 3:00 p.m. with Bro. Jim Disney and Bro. Ronnie Nickell officiating. Interment will follow in the Pine Orchard Cemetery.
Schubert Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Wilber Eugene Lawson.
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