Marvin Chester Lawson, 85

Marvin Chester Lawson, 85, of Wabash, died at 8:03 a.m., Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 at Parkview Wabash Hospital in Wabash.

He was born on Nov. 10, 1935 in Wabash, to Kenneth and Marie (Davis) Lawson.

Marvin married Delores "Dottie" Murphy on Sept. 17, 1955, at his parent's home in Wabash County. He was a member and deacon at College Corner Brethren Church, rural Wabash. Marvin farmed all of his life and had a passion for it. He did some carpentry work on the side and enjoyed camping and woodworking. 

In addition to his wife of 65 years, Dottie, he is survived by his three sons, Chester (Cindy) Lawson of Wabash, Danny (Lynne) Lawson of Ashland, Ohio, and Jeffery (Lori) Lawson of Wabash; six grandchildren, Jesse (Winter) Lawson of Wabash, Esther (Derek) Stout of Indianapolis, Alesia (Matthew) Folsom of New York, N.Y., David Lawson of Columbus, Ohio, Skyler (Natalie) Lawson of Indianapolis, and Justin Lawson of Wabash; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Evelyn Bridegroom and Joan Dunphy both of Wabash.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Velma Templin.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 20, 2020, at College Corner Brethren Church, 8996 S. 500 W., Wabash, with Pastor Dan Lawson officiating. Burial will be in Mississinewa Memorial Cemetery, rural Wabash.  Friends may call 3-7 pm Thursday, at the church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is College Corner Brethren Church.

The memorial guest book for Marvin may be signed at

Posted on 2020 Nov 18