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William "Bill" Lawson

June 25, 1919 — March 31, 2015

William Thomas Lawson, 95, of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at EagleCrest Nursing Home in Ash Flat, Arkansas. He was born June 25, 1919, in New York City, New York, to Victor T. and Gertrude Cody Lawson. Bill served in the U.S. Army in World War II attaining the rank of Corporal in the 751st Field Artillery Battalion. He began as a crewman in medium artillery and eventually supervised all work regarding ammunition as he was involved in battles and campaigns in Central Europe earning the recognitions of the American Theater Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and Victory Medal. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village. He had worked as a warehouse manager and had managed a golf course for several years. He was an active participating member of the Cherokee Village Men's Golf Association. Mr. Lawson was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John; a step-daughter, Victoria Acerra; and a step-granddaughter, Eden. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Doris Lawson of the home in Cherokee Village; daughter, Pamela Henning of Oceanside, California; step-son, James (Kathy) Acerra of Mountain Home, Arkansas; three grandchildren: Kristine, Angie, and Alex; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 11, at Peace Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village. Interment will be in Peace Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Peace Lutheran Church. Arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Arkansas.
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