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September 3, 1945 - August 20, 2019
Gary Lee Lawson, 73, of Warsaw, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019, Warsaw, MO.
Visitation will be Monday, August 26, 2019, from 10 am-12 pm. Funeral will be held at 12:00 pm at Hidden Valley Funeral Homes. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Kearney, Missouri.
Gary was born September 3, 1945, in Springfield, MO. He is the son of the late Everett J and the late Angie B (Fleetwood) Lawson. Gary and Martha were together for 38 years, they were married in Lawson MO in 1983.
He was employed by City of Kearney as Street Superintendent for 41 years. Gary was a cattleman and enjoyed showing mules with one of his granddaughters. He was an outdoorsman, he loved fishing, coon hunting, and camping. He loved western shows with John Wayne, and he was a big fan of Gunsmoke. Gary had a wonderful sense of humor. His family was his biggest joy and passing time with them going camping and having picnics. He will be missed dearly by family and friends.
He is survived by his wife: Martha (Barnes) Lawson; one daughter: Amanda Stubbs of Lathrop, MO; and three sons: G. L. Lawson of Las Vegas, NV, Jamie Lawson of Platte City, MO and Derek Aldrich of Kansas City, MO. He also has seven grandchildren: Katie, Kelsey, Jacob, Bryce, Cole, Brody, Willow; four great-grandchildren: Hunter, Schaefer, Conner, Ava; two brothers: E. J. Lawson and Harlin Lawson; and two sisters: Patricia Schwarzel and Dixie Baker.
Gary was preceded in death by his brothers, Jonny Lawson, Bobby Lawson, and Rick Lawson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ACS Hope Lodge, 1120 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64105.