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Remembrance Ceremony: 3 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2018, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Memorial Visitation: 2 until 3 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2018, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Interment: Mound City National Cemetery (at a later date)
Harry Thomas “Tom” Lawson, age 74, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019, at his home.
He was born October 9, 1944, in Cook County, the son of Fred J. and Mary Wilma (Gray) Lawson.
Tom served in the Navy during Vietnam, training as a helicopter pilot and an air traffic controller, going on to work at the Indianapolis International Airport following his service. He farmed on his family’s land and was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, and the Moose. Tom will be remembered by his good friends that he enjoyed seeing and visiting with, and he will be missed by his faithful dog companion, Gypsy.
He is survived by his children: John (Carissa) Lawson of Xenia, Jeff Lawson of Evansville, Indiana, Heather Griffy of Louisville, and Patty Johnson of Cisne; 7 grandchildren: Brantly Griffy, Braxton Griffy, Bryton Griffy, Tyra Shilling, Troy Johnson, Ashley Persinger, and Jessica Eaton; and a sister: Sharen (Bob) Harvey of Salem. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Remembrance Ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2018, and military funeral honors will be presented. A memorial visitation will be held 2 until 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be at a later date in Mound City National Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to the Marion VA Hospital or Fur A Good Paws and will be accepted through the funeral home.
We are so so sorry to hear of your loss.
So Sorry you have left and to go to a better place you will be miss by me and your friends of many R.I.P. my friend.
So sorry to hear of Tom's passing--he was a friend and school mate for all 12 years. We used to do our algebra homework over the phone together. Will miss him-prayers for the family.
Tom was such a nice personality. I remember him from high school, playing with him on the students vs teachers game, and in Indianapolis as adults. Miss him.
Sorry for your loss. Tom was a great guy, we went through high school together and enjoyed visiting with him at our last class reunion. Prayers for you and your family.
Sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
We are So Sorry for your loss. We will Miss Him.... His Smile...His Laugh....
Tom was a very special person and I will miss running into him and visiting. RIP Tom - we miss you already!!
Sharon so sorry to hear the loss of your brother. Prayers for the family.
I dont even know what to say he was a one of a kind so very sorry to hear about his passing he will be missed by so many!
We are sadden by the loss of our dear cousin. May the family find comfort & peace in fond memories. Love is all there is.
Heather and boys, Very sorry for your loss. Hugs
I am so very sorry for the loss of Tom. Prayers for the family.
So sorry for your loss. Tom was one of the most genuine and likeable guys I have known. Prayers for the family.
So sorry for your loss thought a lot of Tom he will be greatly missed
So so sorry John and Carissa. My heart goes out to you. Ya know my number. I'm here anytime. Luv u.
I haven’t seen Tom since high school in the sixties but I remember his bright eyes, big smile and great personality. Sending sympathy to Sharen and all of Tom’s family.
I didn't know Tom for very many years. But in the short time I knew him I grew to respect what a great man he was. As a new officer to the VFW he took me to his side and showed me a lot about what it meant to be an officer of the VFW. I looked up to Tom in a lot of ways and I will miss him greatly. Not many will understand this next sentence but Tom will. Will find the $10 tomorrow. It always shows back up at some point. To the family I am sorry for your lose. He was truly one of kind and will be greatly missed by all.
My condolences to his family. He will be missed by many.
Sharon, I’m very sorry for the loss of your Brother Tom.
So Sorry for the loss of our neighbor, may you rest in peace Tom, always enjoyed our many visits. Our thoughts and prayers to your family
So very sorry for the loss of this fine man...my thoughts and prayers are with the family and his friends..
Heather John Patty and all family Tom will be greatly missed. Let's hold on to the good times great memories. He will be missed. May God Comfort you all in this time of sorrow and days ahead. Your all in our prayers.
So sorry to hear of Tom passing, such a great man. Will so greatly be missed by many. Hugs and prayers to al the family. Until we meet again, RIP Tom
Our prayers go out to Tom and his family.
My condolences to the family. Tom was a joy to know and be around and always laughing.
Dear Sharon, I’m sorry to see Tom has passed. My prayers are with you and all the family. I think of your folks and you every time I pass their house. Hope you are doing well.
Sympathy is extended to The Family. Sorry for Your Loss.
So sorry to hear about Tom's passing, he was a great guy. He and My mom(Anita Kay) were great friends and she sure thought a lot of Tom. Prayers for the family.
So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He was such a wonderful person and will be missed by so many. Praying for comfort and strength during this difficult time.
Tom was one of a kind . He will be missed by many . Thoughts and Prayers for All ..RIP My Friend
Prayers to the families. Tom has been a lifelong friend to us and will be greatly missed.