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Howard Lawson

Howard Lynn Lawson

Wednesday, October 20th, 1943 - Sunday, January 3rd, 2021
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Obituary

Howard Lynn Lawson of Arlington, formerly of Italy, passed away at home on January 3, 2021. He was born on October 20, 1943 to Howard and Eva Shinpaugh Lawson.

He married Diane Maida in 1966. Lynn was so proud of their two sons, Scott and Stephen Lawson.

After graduating from the University of North Texas, he was employed as a homebuilder and also owned an auto parts store in Italy. He was an avid drag racing fan who built and raced cars. He was a rural mail carrier for almost 30 years before retiring.

He loved his family and friends, but his grandchildren, Brandon and Katelyn, were the ones that stole his heart. His favorite thing to do was spend time with them. He enjoyed watching Brandon play football and Katelyn perform in choir concerts. Lynn was the happiest when he was with his family.

Lynn never met a stranger. He could talk to anyone about anything. He knew where to go for the best food in the area. He made many memories with friends whenever he could and was always willing to help anyone in need.

Lynn is survived by his wife, Diane Lawson of Arlington; sons, Scott Lawson of Burleson and Stephen Lawson and wife, Stephanie, of Arlington; grandchildren Brandon and Katelyn Lawson of Arlington; siblings Janice Mauldin of Ennis, Jackie Hill and Sharolyn Cooper of Waxahachie, Gary Low and wife, Carol, of Avalon and Rodney Lawson; and his special cousin, Tonie Allard and husband, Dan, of Farmersville.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Eva Mauldin, father Howard Lawson and sibling Larry Low.

Due to Covid 19, services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the George Scott Scholarship Fund, c/o Wanda Scott, 1606 Plum Creek Drive, Midlothian Texas 76065.
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Jan Shepard

Posted at 02:56pm
Lynn was one of the first men we met when we moved to Italy. We have so many wonderful memories of him. He was so smart. He could fix anything. On our trips to Possum Kingdom we could always count on Lynn when the boat motor needed repair. He had great stories to tell. We will always remember this big man with an even bigger heart. Rest in peace dear friend.
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John & Sue Stockton

Posted at 08:51pm
We met Lynn at the Texas Motorplex over 30 years ago. If there was an event at the dragstrip we knew Lynn would be there.. He was a good person and a friend. We will never forget that smile or his kindness. One of the good guys who left his family and friends way too soon. We loved you Lynn and will never forget our times together. You are definitely racing with the big guys now. Our sincere sympathy to Diane and his family.
Sue & John Stockton
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Cheryl Grassmann

Posted at 02:10pm
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Katrina Wallace

Posted at 07:08pm
Lynn was one of the kindest men, with the biggest heart, that I ever had the pleasure of meeting. I will cherish all of our visits at the track and all the stories he shared. He will certainly be missed by many. Prayers to his family.
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Cheryl Grassmann

Posted at 09:52pm
My deepest sympathy to my cousin Diane and family on the passing of Lynn. May the memories you shared together help you through this difficult time. My love and thoughts are with you all. Love, Cheryl
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