Marvin R. Lawson, 88, of Elizabethtown, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
1st Sgt. Marvin R. Lawson was a proud dad, papaw and great-papaw. He also was a very proud veteran to have served his country and fought in World War II
and the Korean War
. He was the distinguished recipient of many medals and awards for his heroism during both wars. He was awarded the Purple Heart
, Bronze Star
, WWII Victory Medal and many more ribbons and citations. Marvin was retired as a guard from the gold vault. He was a faithful member of Mill Creek Baptist Church, a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Purple Heart Association.
"This tough soldier who turned into a soft hearted papaw was loved deeply and will be missed more than he would ever know."
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Bertha Lawson; two sisters, Florence Gradel and Roxie Howard; and four brothers, Walter, Lester, Raymond and Sterling Lawson.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and David Hibbs of Vine Grove; a son, Bruce Lawson of Rineyville; five grandchildren, Ryan Barnard of Lawrenceburg, Melanie and Christian Witkovskie, both of Shelbyville, Stacy Harper of Georgia and Joshua Lawson of Elizabethtown; six great-grandchildren, Lily and Elijah Witkovskie, Taylor, Jonathon and Emma Jane and Dimitri; two sisters, Willa Bea of Rooker, Ohio, and Nellie Akers of Indiana; three brothers, Johnnie Lawson of Berry, Grady Lawson of Cynthiana and Clarence Lawson of Cynthiana; 10 nieces; and 16 nephews.
The funeral is at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 18, at Mill Creek Baptist Church in Radcliff with the Rev. T.B. Smith officiating. Burial, with military honors, follows in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.
Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday and continues at 10 a.m. Monday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff.