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Don Lawson

Donald Bryant Lawson, 45, of Emory, passed away July 9, 2016 in Quitman. He was born May 15, 1971 in Santa Clara, CA to Nathan Bryant and Barbara Jo Capron Lawson. Don lived most of his life in Reno, Nevada and moved to Emory in 2014. He was a sales director for the oil and gas industry, attended Lake Fork Baptist Church, and was a US Air Force Veteran.

Don was a member of ION Jiu-Jitsu Family in Sulphur Springs and was an instructor for children, and also obtained a degree of purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Left to cherish Don’s memory is his wife, Marie Harrell of Emory; parents, Nathan and Barbara Lawson of Andalusia, AL; son, Bryan McPherson of Andalusia, AL; daughters, Celeste Lawson of Sacramento, CA, Claire McPherson Lawson of Emory, Megan Berry of Andalusia, AL, and Hannah Taylor of Andalusia, AL; three granddaughters; brother by choice and business partner, David Roche of Yantis; and a large extended family.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Was great serving with you in pararescue/combat control school at Lackland AFB. I've been trying to track you down for years. Last time we talked, you were selling cars in Reno. Miss you my friend. RIP

Jody Pickett Mar 19 2018 12:00 AM

To Barb and Nathan and family I send my deepest condolences on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. R.I.P Don you are now up in heaven with your Uncle Bob. You will be missed.

Stephen Herrod Jul 30 2016 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss . You & your family are in our thoughts and prayers .

Rebecca Monk Jul 13 2016 12:00 AM

My little boys loved practicing jiu-jitsu with Mr. Don. He will be missed. Prayers for the family.

Kortney Jul 13 2016 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all, I wish I could be up there with you please know how much I love you and thinking of you I'm praying for you continuously.

Sandra Byrd Jul 13 2016 12:00 AM

Josh gaines Jul 13 2016 12:00 AM