Ronald Ted Lawson, 73, of Vernon died at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus.
A Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 15, 2020, at Vernon Baptist Church Family Life Center with Rev. Don Morris and Rev. James Shucks officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services was entrusted with the arrangements.
Mr. Lawson worked for Mayflower, Triad Steel, and as a truck driver for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus. He was a member of Vernon Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, horse racing, going to Florida, telling stories, and talking to people. He especially loved his family and enjoyed cooking for them.
Born February 19, 1947, in Anderson, Mr. Lawson was the son of George Lawson and Addie Goodpaster Richards. He married Linda Key Lawson August 21, 1965 in Anderson and she survives.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Don (Tamara) Lawson of North Vernon; daughter, Lisa Royse of North Vernon; brothers, Oddie Richards of Carmel and Wally and Ralph Richards, both of Anderson; sisters, Mildred Caster, Julie Richards, and Dottie LeAnn Jarvis, all of Anderson; and grandchildren, Dustin Lawson and Heather Royse, both of North Vernon.
Mr. Lawson was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Odis Richards; brothers, Danny and Don Richards; and sisters, Dottie and Bonnie Reagan, and Susie Richards.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Vernon Baptist Church.