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David Lawson: In Our Care – August 10, 2022

David Wallen Lawson

Stewartsville, Missouri…David Wallen Lawson, age 67, was born February 5, 1955 in St. Joseph, Missouri, the son of John Thomas and Anna Helen (Bills) Lawson and passed away August 10, 2022.

David was a graduate of Stewartsville High School class of 1973. He married the love of his life, Phyllis Arlene (Wattenbarger) on June 28, 1975 in Cameron, Missouri.  To this union four daughters were born.

From the time David was a young man he was an employee of his family’s business, Lawson’s Quick Stop, in Stewartsville, Missouri. He then became the owner and manager of Lawson’s Quick Stop in Stewartsville and the Clarksdale General Store in Clarksdale, Missouri.  His favorite days of the week since he retired were “Taco Tuesday and Weiner Wednesday” and any day he could cruise around in his ’55 Chevy.  He was oftentimes called upon to bake his famous chocolate chip cookies that sold for several hundred dollars at fundraisers.  David was a member of the Presbyterian Christian Church, Tri-Five Chevy Club, and a former member of the Stewartsville City Council.  His favorite activities included camping, attending classic car shows, and pulling his children and grandchildren on a tube with the pontoon boat at Lake Viking where he resided for the past two years.  Of all of David’s lifelong accomplishments he will be most remembered for being a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many.

He is preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Kenneth Hassinger;  sister, Sandra Lawson; step-sister, Terri Jamtgaard, step-brothers, Russell Hassinger and Donnie Hassinger.

Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Phyllis; four daughters, Tobi (Tom) McManus, Heather (Randy) Mitchell, Tiffany (Brian) Holden, and Lindsey Samples; brother, Tom (Kim) Lawson; step-brother, Steve (Jill) Hassinger; eleven grandchildren, Meghan (Ryan), Buddy (Andi), Ali, Cooper, Marek, Cole, Gavin, Brianne, and Marleigh; one great-grandson, Reid; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 15, 2022, at Turner Family Funeral Home of Stewartsville with burial following at Stewartsville Cemetery.  The funeral procession will be led by David’s 1955 Chevrolet and the family has requested you join the procession with your classic car (David will be smiling down from above).  Visitation will be 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Turner Family Funeral Home.

Memorial Contributions: Stewartsville Cemetery or Presbyterian Christian Church.
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10 Responses to “David Lawson: In Our Care – August 10, 2022”

  1. Jan Meek August 12, 2022 at 11:28 pm #

    Our deepest sympathy, so sorry for your loss

  2. Iona Likins August 13, 2022 at 2:21 am #

    Fly high my sweet cousin…

  3. Craig & Terry DeBord August 13, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

    We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Your family is in our prayers.

  4. Louis Hughes August 13, 2022 at 4:18 pm #

    I remember when I was MC for the festival , as I looked out on the crowd , I could never miss seeing Dave & Phyllis there enjoying it . I will miss our weekly world strategy conversations, we had a lot of great ideas and we were so close to changing the world . We all will miss you Dave .

  5. Joe and Carrie August 13, 2022 at 6:12 pm #

    Our thoughts and prayers for you all .
    Joe and Carrie Whitaker

  6. Debi & Larry Campbell August 13, 2022 at 9:49 pm #

    So sorry for your loss. David was a great guy & will be missed. My heart goes out to Phyliss, daughters, & families.

  7. Neal Hailey August 14, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

    So sorry for your loss. I have great memories of David during our early years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .

    Neal and Mary Hailey

  8. Debora August 15, 2022 at 4:11 pm #

    We are so sorry for your lose❤️.We are praying for you, your family and friends. All who loved David will miss him. So sorry I could not make it up. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Deb and family.

  9. Hoffman Family August 15, 2022 at 6:54 pm #

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family. He will be missed by many.

  10. Jane & Fred Christensen August 17, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

    Very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family at this time.

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