James P. "Jimmy" Lawson

September 10, 1940 ~ June 9, 2022 (age 81)


            Mr. James Perrin “Jimmy” Lawson, age 81, husband of Janet Palmer Lawson, of 310 Wilson St., Union, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

            Mr. Lawson was born September 10, 1940, in Union, a son of the late James H. and Aileen Vinson Lawson.  He was a graduate of Union High School and attended Spartanburg Junior College.  Mr. Lawson retired after 38 years serving with the South Carolina National Guard and was a first-class mechanic.  He was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church and the Union Masonic Lodge No. 75.  He enjoyed racing, everything from go-carts to dirt track stock cars.  Mr. Lawson was dedicated to his family and friends and loved meeting people.

            Surviving in addition to his wife of 55 years, Jan, is a brother-in-law, Jim Maness of Union; a nephew, Zachary Arthur and wife Leigh Anne of Union; two special great-nephews, Ross and Isaac Arthur; numerous cousins including, Billy Beheler, Janie Dellinger, Doris Petty, Donald “Bubba” Vinson; and a host of very close friends.  He was predeceased by a sister, Mary L. Maness and a nephew, Ricky Maness.

            Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Dale Lynch and Rev. Donald Vinson.

            Active pallbearers will be Zachary Arthur, Ross Arthur, Ricky Arthur, Wayne Garner, Billy Scott and Ken Horne.  The following are asked form the honorary escort, Jim Rice, Reece O’Dell, Joe Lawson, Brad Horne, Bobby Eison and Billy Beheler.

            Visitation will be held from 1:30 until 2:30 prior to the services at Mon Aetna Baptist Church.

            Memorials may be made to Mon Aetna Baptist Church, 1431 Lockhart Hwy., Union, SC 29379.

            The family is at the home of his nephew, Zachary and Leigh Anne Arthur, 1722 Santuc-Carlisle Hwy., Union, SC 29379.


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