James Oliver Lawson II, 66, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 26, 2016.
James is survived by his wife Martha of 47 years, son James (Nancy) Lawson, son Mathew (Kimberly) Lawson, grandchildren Katie Rose, Ethan and Lacy, sister Patricia (Wesley) Gosch, step-mother Benna Lawson and step-brothers Larry and Jerry Barnett. James was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.
He spent two years on tour in Vietnam in the US Army and worked in public service for 34 years at the City of Bakersfield. He was known for his kindness, generosity and jovial spirit which will be profoundly missed.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 10:00am at Bakersfield First Church of the Nazarene, 2801 Hughes Lane, Bakersfield, CA. He will be laid to rest at the Bakersfield National Cemetery, 30338 E Bear Mountain Blvd., Arvin, CA promptly at 12:30pm following the services. A reception will be held at the church after the burial.
Mission Family Mortuary
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