Robert Dwight (Snoonie) Lawson passed away February 21, 2021 at the age of 73. He was born January 2, 1948 in Portsmouth, VA to the late Lorena Jones and Glenmore Lawson.
Bob was a 1967 graduate of Churchland High School where he was active in many sports, most notably football. He was a volunteer for the draft and served in the US Army in Vietnam before graduating from Emporia State University in 1975. After college, he joined the Virginia Beach Police Department from which he retired in 1999. An active participant in his community, he was a 4-H Program volunteer, former President of the Lago Mar Civic League, member of Nimmo United Methodist Church, and awarded the Bronze Star while serving in the Virginia Army National Guard. After retirement, he spent his time as a substitute teacher for Virginia Beach Public Schools and a security officer at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters.
Predeceased by his brother Gary Lawson, he is survived by his wife of 38 years, Charlotte Malbon Lawson, son, Robert Dwight Lawson Jr, sister, Helene Lawson, and brothers, Kirt (Vicki) and Michael (Beth Ann) Lawson.
A graveside service will be held 11:00AM Saturday, March 6th at Nimmo United Methodist Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered to the family at hdoliver.com
Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Feb. 28, 2021.