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James William Lawson

James William Lawson


James William Lawson, 85, died Monday, November 26, 2018. He was born April 11, 1933, in Danville to the late Martin and Sadie Lawson. A graduate of Parksville High School, he served in the Army during the Korean War. James retired in 1989 from IBM as a Department Technician. James was a member of Indian Hills Christian Church and had a lifelong love for trail riding his horses with a group of friends, “Professor’s Gaiting Rough Riders”. He loved old cars, especially his 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne.

He was survived by his wife of 66 years, Celesta Nevius Lawson; a daughter, Alycea (Michael) Pittman of Danville; a son, Marty (Kim) Lawson of Locust, N.C.; sisters, Barbara (the late Jess) Overstreet of Danville and Martha (Jimmy) Caudill of Stanford; grandchildren, Whitney Pittman, Tyler (Merideth) Pittman, Rachel (Stephen) Barnett, Sara (Bryan) Cranford, Rebekah (Jason) Johnson, Adam (Jessica) Lawson; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Indian Hills Christian Church. Visitation will be 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., prior to service.

Memorial donations are suggested to Heritage Hospice. The online guestbook is available at www.stithcares.com.