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Timmy Dean Lawson

Timmy Dean Lawson, 78, of Yantis, Texas, passed away on March 15, 2022, in Tyler, Texas. 

A Graveside Service for Mr. Lawson will be Friday, March 18, 2022 at 2:30 PM at Shady Grove Cemetery in Winnsboro, Texas.  The family will welcome friends for visitation, 2-Hours prior to the Service, from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM at Lowe-Gardner Funeral Home.  

Timmy was born in Mannford, Oklahoma, February 29, 1944, to Osby and Edith Carter Lawson.  In 1978, he married Edna Henrichs, they were married for 35 years prior to her passing.   

Timmy moved to Yantis, Texas approximately 43 years ago, and after moving and falling in love with the people of Yantis, he became involved in the Yantis Community.  He was a member of the Yantis Federal Credit Union and a member of the Yantis Baseball Association.  He was a Welder by Trade and worked in the Construction Industry.  He was proud to have taught many friends how to weld over the years.

Timmy loved to hunt and fish.  One of his favorite weekend activities was to spend time with his loved one’s.  When he was not spending time with his family, you could find him most mornings sitting around, what he and his friends called “The Table of Knowledge” at the Yantis Café.  Family and Friends always loved his contagious smile. 

He was greeted in Heaven by his wife, Edna; son, Johnny Simmons; parents Osby and Edith; and brother, Earnest “Buddy” Lawson.

Those left to cherish his memory are daughter, Tracy Hamm and husband Harold, Alma, AR; son, Cody Lawson and wife Casey, Emory, TX; daughter, Dayna Lawson, Mulberry, AR; sister, Linda “Sis” Oliver and husband Elmer, Dayton, TX; sister, Kathy Sharon-Mitchell and husband Danny, Sulphur Springs, TX; brother, Ronnie Lawson and wife Cathy, Winnsboro, TX, grandchildren, Lana Beth-Henry and husband George, Springdale, AR; Cade and Colt Lawson, Emory, TX; Derek Thompson and wife Taylor, Potsville, AR; Brendon Lawson, Mulberry, AR, Kyle Simmons and wife Alisa, Royse City, TX.; great-grandchildren, Penelope Henry and Maddie Thompson, many nieces, and nephews. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Memory of Timmy Lawson to the following:

Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701.


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A candle was lit in memory of Timmy Lawson

Michelle Mar 22 2022 2:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Timmy Lawson

T. J. Anders Mar 20 2022 8:55 PM

30 years ago I was introduced to Tim and through a mutual friend. I have been honored and blessed to have been one of those friends known as "Bubba". To all the family, Tim and Adna were both some of the most Genuine souls I have ever known. Their friendship and the memories that were made, I will forever cherish. The lords peace be with you Cody and all of the family.

Mike McCulley Mar 18 2022 9:54 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Timmy Lawson

Dayna Mar 17 2022 9:23 PM

Hi, my name is Joyce Johnson and to all of his family and friends, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

My favorite memory with Tim was when he showed Steven and I one of his many yard artifacts. It ended up to be one of the original boats that my grandfather designed and built many years ago. The boat was small enough to fit in the bed of a pickup truck and riveted together by hand. When I took my mother Dora and Aunt Joyce to see it, they both touched it and had tears in their eyes. Best memory ever! Many thanks for all of the fishing trips and unique experiences and stories. You will be missed sir!

Steve & Joyce Johnson Mar 17 2022 12:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Timmy Lawson

Tommy and Amanda York Mar 16 2022 6:43 PM

One of Tim\'s favorite things to say was, \" Hi Bubba\". So glad he liked his birthday shirt. He also loved to eat mudbugs with his friends.

Dan Shugart Mar 16 2022 5:38 PM

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Dan Shugart Mar 16 2022 5:34 PM