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William L. Lawson Jr.

Charlotte, North Carolina

Mar 18, 1933 - Jul 7, 2013

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I met Bill in 1944 when I moved to the Dilworth section of Charlotte, NC before the war's end. I was the only child of a widowed mother, and Bill's dad frequently included me into the family for Sunday drives, Myrtle Beach visits, etc. We finished grade school at Dilworth, Junior High at AG, and Central High School. After that we scattered to various colleges, careers, families and ultimately retirements. We met again at the 50th reunion of CHS class of 1952, and I spent an afternoon with...

The family thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers. We, the family, just had a memorial service for him in Temple Terrace and it was a celebration of a life well lived. Tay Lawson Coan (his sister)

I met Bill years ago at a local SCUBA shop on Fowler Ave and then ran ( swim) into him again, swimming at the Temple Terrace Rec Center. We spent many hours swimming laps and occasionally sweeping the bottom of the pool for fun.. He was always happy and thinking about his next SCUBA trip. I was invited to many of them, but could never coordinate the time. I think of him often. My condolences to his family and friends. My friend is missed.

Bill was a wonderful human being with a genuine interest in everyone he met. He had a big heart, a good mind, and loved to dive! Bill also reminded me that there is a higher power that calls us to serve - something bigger than us - and something that becomes part of us in whatever we are doing. Bill leaves behind a lot of people touched by his generosity of spirit!

Dive brief- Bill with Buddy Ron

Little Cayman 2011 with Suncoast Scuba

(Always) smilin' Bill

Bill and dive buddy Ron L

Bill- Doing what he loved - diving!

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William Lemuel Lawson Jr., 80, of Temple Terrace, FL and a cabin on Lake Wylie, SC, passed away on July 7, 2013 while scuba diving off of Cayman Brac. He was born on March 18, 1933 in New Orleans, LA, a son of the late William Lemuel and Frances Ligon Lawson.Bill, as he was called by his friends,...

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