Alfred M. "Shorty" Lawson 90, of
He was born
He graduated from high school
in 1939 and from Rose Hulman in 1947 as a civil
engineer. He was a B-17 navigator in World War II. Shorty
worked at Kings Mine and was superintendent of the mine, going to
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 67 years, where he was Past-Master of Prince Lodge 231 and Past Worthy Patron of the Golden Fleece Order of Eastern Star 176. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite and the Shrine Club, driving a car in their motor patrol for several years. He was secretary of the White Church Cemetery Board and was a member of the Christian Science Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Lois Lawson of Princeton; three sons, Dennis (Celia) Lawson of Brunswick, Ohio, Randy (Judy) Lawson of Francisco, and Timothy (Laurie) Lawson of Mooresville; daughter, Lisa (Steve) Madden of Vincennes; grandchildren, Wayne (Lisa) Lawson, Rebecca (Terry) Foltz, Trent (Melissa) Lawson, Chris Lawson, Treven and Cameron Madden and Aiden and Owen Lawson; great grandchildren, Amber, Courtney and Helen Lawson; and a brother, Glen Lawson of Pharr, Texas.
Private services and military graveside services conducted by the VFW Post 1147 will be held Thursday.
Visitation will be from 4
(Note: Burial was in Columbia [White Church] Cemetery.)