PLAINVILLE, Ill. -- Warren "Doc" Dale Lawson, 74, of Plainville, died Saturday (Aug. 2, 2014) at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, Mo. Doc was born on Sept. 7, 1939, in Hannibal, to Robert Dale and Helen "Louise" Lowry Lawson. He married Mary Darlyne Rodgers on Feb. 5, 1961, in Hull, and she died Oct. 24, 1987. In 1995 he married Nancy Bower, and she survives. Doc was a livestock and grain farmer for more than 40 years, farming in the Hull area. In his later years, Doc drove a truck for Hull Fertilizer. He kept and liked showing horses and was a member of the Mississippi Valley Morgan Horse Club. He enjoyed "driving his horses'" and drove them in many parades. He was also a NASCAR fan. He enjoyed visiting with friends at the local restaurants, and especially loved visiting with his family. He was of Baptist faith and attended church whenever he could. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Bower Lawson; a son, Doug Lawson of Bainbridge, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Beth Bower of Plainville; a brother, Dave Lawson of Hull; four grandchildren, Kenady, Josh, Elisha and Jake Lawson; along with three great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters. Doc was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Darlyne in 1987; a son, Warren Dale Lawson Jr.; and one great-grandson. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, in the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry, with Pastor Robert Kean officiating. Interment will be in the Akers Chapel Cemetery near Plainville. VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, in the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry. MEMORIALS: Akers Chapel Cemetery Association. ARRANGEMENTS: Niebur Funeral Chapel, Barry. WEBSITE: www.nieburfh.com. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Aug. 4 to Aug. 6, 2014