Lawson, Elmer J. Jr. 85 years old peacefully passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. Loving husband of the late Shirlie J. Lawson (nee Crews), Loving father of Timothy Jensen, Tulsa OK, Robin Harrison, Evansville, IN, the late Bradley Jensen, Sharon Atnip of Florissant, MO and Samuel Lawson of Wildwood, MO. Brother of Russell Lawson, the late Wanda Lawson, and loving son of the late Dovie Carpenter (nee Robinson). Elmer is also survived by his 8 grandchildren: Bryan Byerly, Blair Brooks, Katelyn Jensen, Mitchell Harrison, Tanner Jensen, Natalie, Sammy & Jack Lawson. Born December 1, 1927 in Mine LaMotte, Missouri, Elmer attended Rock Springs Elementary School, and later served in the U.S. Navy. Elmer was a longtime resident of Maryland Heights, MO, retired from Pepsi Cola Company after 50 years and was a proud member of Hope Lutheran Church community. Services: In celebration of his life, a Memorial service will be held at 4:00PM on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Hope Lutheran Church located 10701 St. Cosmas Ln. St. Ann, MO. http://hope--lutheran.org/. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to; Heartland Hospice, 12101 Woodcrest Executive Dr., Suite 102, St. Louis, MO 63141.
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Feb. 8, 2013