R. H. Buck Lawson, 78, of Exeter, passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, in Cox Walnut Lawn, Springfield.
He was born Sept. 21, 1931, in Miami, Okla., the son of Dick and Letha (Crow) Lawson. On Oct. 18, 1987, he was united in marriage to Janiece Taggart, who survives.
Additional survivors include: five sons, Dick Lawson, of Miami, Okla., Darrell Lawson, of Tulsa, Okla., Rick Strickland, of Exeter, Gary Strickland, of Shelby, Tenn., and Kent Strickland, of Seneca; three sisters, Reba Catlett, of Springfield, Doris Owens, of Wichita, Kan., and Zada Endicott, of Joplin; one brother, Bud Lawson, of Grove, Okla.; a half-brother, Calvin McCall, of Garland, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great- grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents and one son, David.
He received his education in Oklahoma, graduating from Quapaw High School. During the Korean War, he served in the United States Army, as an anti aircraft Sergeant. He was a rancher, working as a foreman or manager his entire life. He retired from Mora Cattle and Horse Ranch in Miami, Okla., around 15 years ago, when he moved to Missouri. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Cassville, where he also worked for 11 years.
Funeral services were held Tuesday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. James Weaver conducted the services. Burial was at Royal Oaks Cemetery, Cassville.
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