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George Donald Lawson

October 23, 2018

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Obituary for George Donald Lawson

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Don Lawson, 86, of Louisville, Kentucky died peacefully, surrounded by family, on Tuesday October 23, in Vero Beach, Florida, after a brief illness. Don was born in Barren County, Kentucky, the only child of Raymond and Jewel Lawson (MacDonald). He graduated in 1953 from Bowling Green College of Commerce with a B.Comm and in 1975 earned an M.A. from Webster College. He married Dorothy (Dot) Elizabeth Lawson (Petrie) and during their 58 years together they raised three children. He is predeceased by his parents, his wife Dot (2013), and his son Robert (Bob, 2007).
He is survived by his son Don Jr. (Janice) of Louisville, daughter Susan (Mike) of Vero Beach, four grandchildren, Allison, Bradley, Cassidy, Ethan and two great grandchildren.
Don, along with F.W. Stephens, established Stephens and Lawson CPAs in 1968. He very much enjoyed helping his clients. He retired in 2017. After retirement he remained active in real estate. He treated everyone with respect, saw the best in people, and always gave a person the benefit of the doubt. His treatment of people was a tribute to his generosity of spirit. Throughout his life he maintained a positive outlook and was determined to find joy in life in spite of the losses and hardship that anyone who lives to 86 endures. His dear friend and companion of the last five years, Nancy Young, was instrumental in his happiness and the family is grateful to her for that. The two of them enjoyed happy times and travels together.
There will be a visitation at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road on Tuesday October 30 from 5pm to 8 pm and October 31 at 10 AM. The funeral will follow at 11:00 AM on October 31. Cremation will take place after the service.
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First Visitation

When Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Highlands Funeral Home
Address
3331 Taylorsville Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
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Second Visitation

When Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Location
Highlands Funeral Home
Address
3331 Taylorsville Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
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Service Information

When
Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 11:00am
Location
Highlands Funeral Home
Address
3331 Taylorsville Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
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