Frederick R. Lawson, Sr.

Eden – Frederick R. Lawson, Sr. 77 of here, formerly of Lexington, Virginia died on Friday, March 26, 2021 at his residence.

Born on September 28, 1943, he was the son of Sylvia L. Sutphin and the late Samuel Lawson.

Mr. Lawson was a truck driver. He was a life member of Tony Tank Tribe #149, Redmens in Fruitland and the Salisbury Moose Lodge # 654.

Mr. Lawson is survived by three children, his son, Frederick R. “Ric” Lawson, Jr. and his wife Tammy of Eden, his daughter Tracye Crist of Boise, Idaho and son James Lawson and his wife Cathy of Hebron, stepchildren Dennis Roberts of Buena Vista, VA, Debbie Bauer of Clarksville, TN, Alfred Roberts, Jr. of West Virginia, and ex-wives Lois Dalton and Norville Merritt.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Mandy Kalb and husband Matt, Candice Crist, Melissa Lively and husband Joey, Cody Lawson, Alex Lawson, Amelia Clark and her fiance’ James Bane, Anthony Clark, and Leeanna Collier and husband Brad, 16 great-grandchildren, Sister Brenda Stoner and husband Randy, and brother in law Ned Bradford as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. He leaves behind his best friends, Tommy and Jo Ann Chittum, and Clarence and Bonnie Hicks.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by granddaughter Mindy Lawson, brothers Sam Lawson, Jr. and Marshall Lawson, and sisters Joan Bradford, Billy Jean Cameresi and Shirley Sanders.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens in Lexington, VA.

2 comments to Frederick R. Lawson, Sr.

  • Brett W Callaway

    Worked with Fred at NeighborCare and Cardinal Health. Fred was a good man who will be sorely missed. He was an always dependable hard worker. He would always take the time to help with whatever needed.

    He spoke many times of his family and told of his visits and family gatherings. One could notice he really loved his family and some of the recent passings hit him hard.

    Not a perfect man, who among us is save one? Fred said he had made his share of mistakes, but he was example to me to keep on keeping on even when the going gets tough.

    He was a father figure to me especially after my dad passed in 2016.

    Condolences to Fred’s family. May your faith especially in this season help your grief as we look above.

  • Gary Hicks


    So sorry to hear of Mr. Fred’s death he was such a great man. He was like an uncle to us. Our family, especially my dad Clarence. Know that we are giving each of you hugs and will be in our thoughts and prayers.


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