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Fireman, 3rd Class, Willard Lawson

Fireman, 3rd Class, Willard Irvin Lawson

Tuesday November 21, 1916 - Sunday December 7, 1941
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Fireman 3rd Class Willard Irvin Lawson, USN, age 25, of Milton, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, December 7, 1941 in Hawaii while serving aboard the USS Oklahoma during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Born November 21, 1916 in Middletown, Ohio, he was the son of C.H. and Gertie Mae (Gunnell) Lawson.

F3c Lawson enlisted in the U.S. Navy on January 15, 1941 in Milton.

He is survived by two half-sisters: Janet Wilson of Middletown and Geneva Taylor of Monroe, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, three brothers, William, Leonard and Albert Lawson, and three sisters, Ann Moore, Mary Lutxehus and Margaret Ingles are now deceased.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Madison, Indiana, with interment to follow.

An honor guard from the United States Navy will provide a final salute and military honors at the cemetery.

Lytle Welty Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Madison, is in charge of the arrangements.
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  • Service

    Saturday April 27, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday April 27, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel
    Madison, IN
  • Interment

    Location
    Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    Address
    1415 N. Gate Road
    MADISON, IN 47250
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Sherry Kefauver

Posted at 10:11pm
Fireman Willard Irvin Lawson, I am one of the Americans that is so thankful for your service & sacrifice. You have helped to make the world a better place. Thank you. Please be at peace; you are home now in body and spirit. Sleep well knowing that you did all that you could & you did it well. Thank you.
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Debbie

Posted at 07:14pm
Thank You for Your Service. God Bless You.
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Ann

Posted at 04:07pm
Thank you for your service. God bless you and God bless America.
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