Ricky Lawson, 52, of Rockwood, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Roane Medical Center, Harriman.
He was director of parks and recreation for the city of Rockwood, where he was employed for more than 20 years. He was born July 9, 1960, in Covington, Ky., to Luther and Bonnie Lou Wylie Lawson. He was preceded in death by his father, Luther Lawson.
Survivors include daughter, Samantha Lawson, Rockwood; son, Ricky Lawson, Rockwood; two grandchildren, Dylan and Kotah Lawson, Rockwood; mother, Bonnie Lawson, Rockwood; sister, Debbie Lowder, Rockwood; brothers, Jeff Lawson and wife Carmen, Rockwood, and Scott Lawson and wife Katie, Rockwood; special friend, Mike Lowder, Rockwood; several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, in Evans Mortuary, Rockwood. Graveside and burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery at 4 p.m., with the Rev. Charles Kelley officiating. An online registry is available at www.evansmortuary.biz