Lester Lawson, 70

Lester Lawrence Lawson, 70, of Wabash, died at 10:29 p.m, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at Marion General Hospital. 

He was born Feb. 6, 1946, in Wabash, to Chester and Mary "Marie" (Cooper) Lawson.

Lester was a 1964 graduate of Wabash High School and served in the U.S. Army.  He was a retired construction worker.   He was a life member of the Lagro American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans.  Lester was also a member of the VFW Post 286, and the Eagles Lodge, both of Wabash.

He is survived by four children, the Rev. Jeff (Cindy) Lawson of Auburn,  Traci (Greg) Thompson of Wabash, Lester (Rebecca) Lawson of Hopkins, S.C.,  and Scott Lawson of Wabash; 11  grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; sister, Loretta (Larry) Eltzroth of Urbana, and his brother, Lyle (Sheila) Lawson of Wabash.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters Linda Conley and Laura Lawson.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. with the Rev. Jeff Lawson officiating.  Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is the family of Lester Lawson.

The memorial guest book for Lester may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Jan 27