Clifford J. Lawson, 101, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at The Laurels of Hillsboro. He was born on November 18, 1911 in Sinking Spring, Ohio, the son of the late Manford and Austa (McCoppin) Lawson.
Clifford was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth (Fulton) Lawson, his second wife, Margene (Haines) Lawson, sister and brother-in-law; Grace and Waverly Parkinson, brother and sister-in-law; Paul and Mary Ruth Davidson, grandson, James Gregory Lawson, and great grandson, Joshua Yearout.
He attended Chester Friends Church in Wilmington; he retired after 42 years with Brown Publishing and Curless Printing Cos. in Blachester. He was a 70 year member and past master of Blanchester Masonic Lodge #191 and a member of the Valley of Cincinnati Scottish Rite. He had a love of cars and took pride in the ones he owned. He enjoyed being at home and working in his yard.
Clifford is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law; Gary and Rona Lawson of Marshall and Steve and Barbara Lawson of Wilmington, six grandchildren; Debbie O'Briant, Cliff (Karen) Lawson, Rick (Jackie) Lawson, Cheri (Mike) Edwards, Shane (Lynnette) Lawson and Jason (Emily) Lawson, 12 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren, 5 spet great grandchildren, step daughter, Donna (John) Spencer, step son Russel (Lonnie) Haines and their families, sister-in-law Anna Lee (Dennis) Beekman, many nieces and nephews, cousins; his caregivers and roommate at The Lauels of Hillsboro, Wilbert May.
Services will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Peebles with Phil Fulton officiating.
Burial: will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery
Visitation will be held on Friday from 11:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 12:00 p.m. at Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Blanchester Masonic Lodge #191, P.O. Box 92 Banchester, OH 45107, Community Care Hospice, 200 R. Gordon Drive Wilmington, OH 45177, or Chester Friends Meeting, 3451 Guernyville Road Wilmington, OH 45177.