Edward Earl Lawson

February 07, 1947 ‒ November 27, 2018

Galion, Ohio

Edward Earl Lawson, 71, passed away Tuesday November 27, 2018 at Marion General Hospital.

He was born February 7, 1947 in Orlinda, Tennessee and was the son of Earl and Rosie (Stringer) Lawson. Ed was married to his late wife Christine (Ricker) Lawson for 30 years. He was a loving man, a hard working man, a devoted man and always a gentleman.

Ed graduated from Bucyrus High School in 1965 and he served in the United States Army from 1966–1968. He worked for 38 years at Galion Iron Works (Komatsu-Dresser and Hydraulic Technologies Incorporated). He was a member of the VFW Post 4329 and American Legion Scarborough Post 243 of Galion.

After retirement you could find Ed at Valley View most days of the week but Fridays were devoted to time with his mom, son Ryan and any siblings that may have been at mom’s that day for breakfast. He truly loved his family. He was active in athletics throughout his life and he was involved in slow-pitch and fast-pitch softball leagues, basketball leagues, golf leagues and he loved playing catch and backyard games with family and friends. He also enjoyed cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes, playing cards, listening to music, taking rides in the country, playing with his pets, having cookouts and most of all spending time with family and friends. He had a smile and laugh that his loved ones will always cherish.

He is survived by his children Stephanie (Dave) Smith, Ryan (Megan) Lawson, Kelly Ingles, and Matthew (Jessica) Barth; grandchildren Jenny Jenkins, Taylor Smith, Keith Smith, Kamryn Ingles and Braelyn Ingles; Great-Grandchildren Liberty Smith and Kira Jenkins; Siblings Barb (Dennis) Brogan, Kenny (Brenda) Lawson, Delbert (Kathy) Lawson, Bruce (Judy) Lawson, Vickie (Jim) Deaver, Sherri (Pete) Beale and Michelle (Marc) Schell and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, wife Christine, daughter Gretchen Lawson, son Shawn Inlges, sister Elizabeth Jane and granddaughter Hannah Elizabeth.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2018 with Rev. Joe Stafford officiating. The family will have a private burial at a later date in Iberia Cemetery.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Army and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you spend more time with loved ones, laugh every day and cherish every moment.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Ed Lawson, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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  • Ryan, Steph and family,
    So sorry, saddened to hear about dad’s passing. I have always been a big fan of your father over the years. His easy going manner made him such a likable person to anyone who knew him. Can’t recall him ever having a bad word to say about anyone. He’ll be missed.

    In sympathy,
    Bob and Sharon Hamm

  • Stephanie, Ryan, and Family,
    Sandy and I are so very sorry with the passing of your Father/Grandfather. My God wrap you in His loving arms during your time of grief. Hold on tightly to one-another and share happy memories.
    Bob and Sandy Laipply

  • sorry to the Lawson family for your loss ed was a nice guy to work with I know him and chris had a great relation ship they seemed so happy together may god help you at this sad time luella