Jerry R. Lawson Sr.(1948 - 2012)

Jerry R. Lawson, Sr.


Jerry Ray Lawson, Sr., died October 11, 2012 at his home.

A native of Spartanburg County, son of the late Homer and Josie Davis Lawson, he was a retired Chief Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and was a Veteran of The Vietnam War.

Surviving are his wife, Rosalinda Gonzales Lawson of the home; four sons, Derek Lawson (Kathy) of Houston, Texas, Jerry Ray Lawson, Jr., (Sally) of Wilmington, N.C., Bryan Lawson (Shanon) of Boiling Springs and Stuart Lawson (Heather) of Taylors; three daughters, Sandra Holland (Bill) of Chicago, Illinois, Veronica Von Schawanitz of Greer and Jennifer Corrdiero (Stephan) of Jacksonville, FL; two brothers Larry Lawson and Jack Lawson both of Spartanburg; one sister Barbara McClellan of Campobello; seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 p.m. Saturday at Wood Mortuary conducted by Dr. Wilson Nelson. Burial will be in M.J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery with military rites.

The family is at the home.

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Published in The Greenville News on Oct. 12, 2012