ANNISTON — Funeral mass for Mr. Reginald Lewis Lawley, 77, will be Monday at 12 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Anniston with Father Bryan Lowe officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Forestlawn Gardens. The family will receive at the church Monday from 11 a.m. until time of services. Mr. Lawley passed away October 15 2009 at his home after a long illness.
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Survivors include, his wife, Dorothy Ann Lawley, of Anniston; two sons, Kevin Edward Lawley and his wife, Lisa, of Kennesaw Georgia and William Joseph Lawley and his wife, Kathy, of Anniston; three daughters, Valerie Ann Lawley, of Lithonia Georgia, Rose Marie Lawley, of Anniston and Lori Louise Lawley, of Douglasville, Georgia; three brothers, Clifford Lawley, Bobby Wayne Lawley, C. W. Lawley, all of Pea Ridge, Alabama; one sister, Mary Ross, of Pea Ridge Alabama. There are five grandchildren, Amber Sprayberry, Jennifer Reid, Julian Reid, Adam Lawley, Chris Copenhaver; four great-grandchildren, Corey Copenhaver, Alexis Copenhaver, Hannah Sprayberry, Haley Sprayberry. Mr. Lawley is preceded in death by his parents, Wilmer and Gladys Lawley; one son, Andrew Lewis Lawley; one brother, J.T. Lawley; four sisters, Wilner Thompson, Juanita Pickett, Demerle Goggins, and Bet Harper. Members of the Knights of Columbus will serve as active pallbearers. Mr Lawley was a native of Shelby County, Alabama and had been a resident of Calhoun County for the past 44 years. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mr. Lawley graduated from the Montevallo High School in 1949. After a short stint in the United States Army, Mr. Lawley took a job at Brookley AFB as a mechanics helper. Later he transferred to the Calibration Mobile Team at the Anniston Army Depot under the supervision of Redstone Arsenal. Here he traveled to military bases in the eastern section of the United States calibrating and repairing electronic equipment. After retiring in 1993 as the chief of area calibration and repair and internal calibration and repair center, Mr. Lawley enjoyed attending JSU sporting events and was a member of the JSU Gamecocks Club as well as an avid Auburn Fan. The family request in lieu of flowers memorial may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Miller Funeral Home, Oxford is in charge of arrangements. www.millerfuneralhomeoxford.com Miller Funeral Home & Crematory Oxford, Ala. (256) 831-4611 A Brown Service Authorized Funeral Home.
Published in The Anniston Star on Oct. 18, 2009