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Chester (Red) Lawson, Taylor Co., KY (1925-2014)

He was a member of South Campbellsville Baptist Church. He had retired from Taylor County RECC after 43 years of service and enjoyed fishing and playing cards. He was a native of Casey County, KY, and a resident of Taylor County, KY, at the time of his death. He was the the son of the late Dee and Murty Young Lawson. His wife of 67 years, Peggy Lawson, survives. He leaves 17 direct living descendants.
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Chester "Red" Lawson, age 89, of Campbellsville died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, KY. Funeral services will be conducted at 10amCT/11amET, Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, by Bro. Tommy Hughes and Bro. Shaun Caudill. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, W Main Street, Caampbellsville, KY. The family requests visitation from 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers are Ryan Tungate, Adam Lawson, Justin Humphress, Robbie Bell, Jason Humphress and Kenton Gibson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Shively Wright, Chic Graham, Cecil Gilpin, Billy Blankenship, Bugg Barnes, Randy Bricken, Jim Durham, Paul Phillips, Roger Blair and Tommy Hughes.

Chester (Red) Lawson, Taylor Co., KY; Casey Co., KY native (1925-20140

Chester was born Saturday, April 4, 1925, in Casey County, KY. He was the son of the late Dee and Murty Young Lawson. He died Saturday, November 22, 2014, in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 89 years, seven months, and 18 days.

He was a member of South Campbellsville Baptist Church. Red retired from Taylor County RECC after 43 years of service and enjoyed fishing and playing cards. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Erica Tiffany Lawson; four brothers, Charlie Lawson, Waymond Lawson, Gordon Lawson and Riley Lawson and three sisters, Marilyn White, Annie Robinson and Zelma Cheek. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Laura Glenn Lawson, and the following:
  • A son: J.C. Lawson and his wife, Peggy, Campbellsville, KY

  • Two daughters: Wanda Gray and her husband, Eugene and Marsha Estes and her husband, Billy, all of Campbellsville, KY

  • Five grandchildren: Jennifer (Robbie) Bell, Adam (Gretchen) Lawson, DeAnna (Jason) Humphress, Stephanie (Kenton) Gibson and Laura Estes

  • Nine great-grandchildren.

  • and many other relatives and friends.
Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Gideon Bibles and may be made at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

Send a condolence to the family of Chester (Red) Lawson.

The Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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Chester (Red) Lawson, Taylor Co., KY (1925-20140

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