April 24, 1938 - February 8, 2016
Chris E. Lawson, Jr., 77, of Warwick, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2016, at Brentwood Nursing Home. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen M. (Silvia) Lawson. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Rev. Chris E. Lawson, Sr. and Edna (Reeves) Lawson.
Chris was an Educator and Coach for the Warwick School Department until his retirement in 1992. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served as a Chinese Linguist. He was also a musician with many big band swing orchestras as a trumpet and band conductor.
He was the loving father of Scott R. Lawson and his wife Krista, and Christy Lou Willis. Caring stepfather of Samantha Willis, Amanda Willis and Tatum Lawson. Cherished brother of Carol Townsend and her husband John. He is also survived by many brother and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held on Tuesday at 9:00 am from THE URQUHART-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Route 5, Warwick (Exit 12A on I-95) with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 596 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick. Burial with military honors, in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich. Relatives and friends are invited. Calling Hours will be held on Monday from 1:00- 4:00 pm.
Gifts in his memory to the Patients Activities Fund at Brentwood Nursing Home, 4000 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 02886 would be appreciated.