Jerry D. Lawson, 72, Carthage, MO, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, MO.

Jerry D. Lawson, 72, Carthage, MO, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, MO.
Jerry D. Lawson was born March 22, 1946 in Lamar, MO to the late George Lawson and Irene (Ferguson) Lawson. Jerry married Frances Elaine Young on February 13, 1966 in Liberal, MO; she preceded him in death on September 20, 2006.
Jerry loved music, dancing, going to the coffee shop, jukeboxes, model airplanes, and playing the harmonica. He was a member of the hootenanny of Saginaw and A.T.A. of Carthage. He was so full of life and loved the Lord.
Survivors include one daughter, Tina Dudley (husband Paul), Diamond, MO; and one son Jerry Lawson (wife Christa), Carthage, MO. He had 10 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, his twin Gary and Franky Lawson, two sisters, Dottie Farmer and Carolyn Silvers, and one great grandchild, Carter Patton. He was the last Living member of his immediate family.
Visitation will be held 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Knell Mortuary. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 p.m.
Interment will take place at Memory Gardens, Lamar, MO. Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.