Robert S. Lawson
1939 - 2021
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Robert S. Lawson, D.O.

Robert S. Lawson, D.O. passed away August 25, 2021. He was born on February 11, 1939 in Joplin, MO, the only child of Frieda Louise (Gebhardt) Lawson and Sidney Lawson, D.O. He pursued his undergraduate education at St. Benedict's College in Atchison, KS and Pittsburg State College in Pittsburg, KS, from 1957 to 1960. On May 14, 1959 he married Jacquelyn Marie Landoll, the woman he loved from the moment he first saw her to the moment of his death.

He and Jackie moved to Kirksville, MO, in the fall of 1960 for him to attend the Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery, where he received his Doctor of Osteopathy and Surgery degree in May of 1964. While pursing his doctorate, he met Joseph E. Wolf, D.O. who was his fraternity brother at the IT Sigma House. Dr. Wolf became the brother he never had with an enduring friendship of 61 years.

He moved to Tulsa, OK, in 1964 to complete his Internship and Residency at the Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital (Oklahoma State University Medical Center). He joined the staff of the Benien Clinic and Department of Surgery staff at OOH in 1968 until retiring from surgery in1995. He then practiced family medicine and was the medical director at the Indian Health Care Resource Center until his retirement in 2007.

He had received numerous awards and honors including Outstanding Physician Award TRMC in 1995 and TRMC "People Caring for People" Award. Academic appointments included Adjunct Professor of Surgery Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Robert was a lifelong student and educator. His passion outside of medicine was the study of history. He also enjoyed sailing with friends and family, whether on an Oklahoma lake or navigating the waters of the Caribbean.

He was preceded in death by his beloved "Jack" in July of 2003. He is survived by his children, Bryan Lawson and wife, Carla, Kevin Lawson and wife, Shelly, Karen Lewis, Jeff Lawson, and Steve Lawson; his grandchildren, Emily Lawson, Allison Lawson, Jacob Lawson, Danielle Lewis, and Matthew Lewis; and his two great-granddaughters, Rowan and Norah Billy.

Private family services. Remembrance at the home on September 11, 2021 from 1-3:30. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Osteopathic Founders Foundation or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Published by Tulsa World on Sep. 5, 2021.
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