Donald Lawson

Donald Lawson

June 13, 1933 March 31, 2020

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Obituary for Donald Lawson

East Liverpool, Ohio- Donald Robert Lawson , Sr., 86, formerly of LaCroft Avenue passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 7:25 p.m. at the Heritage Valley Hospital in Beaver, Pennsylvania following a lengthy illness.

Born in East Liverpool, Ohio on June 13, 1933, he was a son of the late Arthur Hosea and Olive Boyce Lawson. A lifetime area resident, Don started out working for the pottery, then he was a milkman for St. Clair Dairy, he delivered Coca-Cola, owned and operated the D&J Ashland Service Station, then worked for Wonder Car Care. He retired from the S.H. Bell Company after 24 years.

He was a member of the 1st Church of the Nazarene where he served as a Board member, Usher, worked maintenance and taught Sunday School.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Elliott Lawson, whom he married April 23, 1954, at home. There is one daughter, Penny Rombach and her husband, Bill of Washington, Missouri; and three sons, Donald R. Lawson, Jr. and his wife, Cheryl of Spring Hill, Florida, Jeff Lawson and his wife, Tina of Lisbon, Ohio and Craig Lawson and his wife, Arlene of East Liverpool, Ohio.

In addition, he leaves behind sixteen grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.

Besides his parents he was also preceded in death by one son, Randall E. Lawson; one daughter-in-law, Jaye L. Lawson; one grandson, Jeffrey Lawson, Jr.; one sister, Pauline “Jean” Rogers and one brother, James A. Lawson.

Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery.

In compliance with Ohio State regulations with concerns of the COVID-19 virus a memorial service will be held at a later date at the Dawson Funeral Home in East Liverpool, Ohio. We encourage everyone to reach out to the family electronically at: where condolences can be sent.

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Service Details

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, May 21st, 2020 | 11:00am
    Spring Grove Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Thursday, May 21st, 2020
    Pastor Don Lawson, Jr.
  • Interment

    Spring Grove Cemetery
    Lisbon Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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Cathy Dray

My heart is saddened reading of Don's passing. My prayers and thought goes out to the entire family. Bless you all. Sincerely Cathy Dray
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Marlene Kountz Evans

Wanted to send my condolences to all of you. Don was a wonderful man that I have known almost my entire life. Always enjoyed conversations, partying, picnicking (volleyball games), and neighboring with you guys and your parents. In later years, until they moved, they would always wave to me as they were going and coming from church. Today I hope he is dancing on those streets of gold. All my love, Marlene
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John Abuzeide

John Abuzeide
Sharon & I would like to offer our condolences to the Lawson Family. Love and Prayers to you all.
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Shirley Vernon

So sorry to hear of Don's passing. I worked in the scale house with him at SHBell. What a wonderful person he was.
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