William K. ‘Billy’ Lawson

William K. “Billy” Lawson, of Pulaski, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.

He was born in Pulaski on Aug. 12, 1969, and was the youngest son of Glen Joseph Lawson and Lena Juanita Shrader Lawson.

Billy was a graduate of Pulaski County High School’s Class of 1987.  He continued his education by attending New River Community College studying Machine Technology. He began his career at Appalachian Machine Inc. Billy was a cancer survivor since 1996 but had to live with many physical disabilities and complications resulting after the recovery, including most recently several strokes.

He was the father of two sons, Shane Lawson (20), and Tanner Lawson (19).  Both sons reside in Pulaski. Billy was a devoted father and spent a great deal of time with his sons in activities including coaching their little league soccer teams, attending and cheering at basketball team games, and home activities including playing their favorite video games.

Billy is survived by his parents, Glen and Juanita, of Pulaski, and four brothers, Michael Glen Lawson, of Greensboro, N.C.; Stephen Wayne Lawson, of Allisonia, David Keith Lawson, of St. Marys, Georgia, Daniel Kevin Lawson, of Roanoke, and two grandsons.

The memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 1, at 3 p.m., for friends and family at Stevens Funeral Home in Pulaski.



One Response to William K. ‘Billy’ Lawson

  1. Rio McPeak

    February 1, 2013 at 4:59 am

    I know this is a very sad time & my heart aches for you but Dad is happy. He is in Heaven with my baby Angel Andy Thornton. A beautiful place I’ve been told. I wish I’d known your Dad but Tammy told me plenty. He has left 2 great Son’s to fulfill his legacy. Take care guy’s. Your friend Rio McPeak. My love for Billy’s Mother. The missing is. so so hard for us Moma’s.

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