Jimmy Carrol Lawson
March 6, 1939 ~ February 14, 2014
Jimmy Carrol Lawson went to meet his Lord and Savior on Friday, February 14, 2014. Jimmy passed away of a heart attack at the age of 74. He was born March 6, 1939, at home in Joy, AR to Edgar and Pearl Lawson. He attended school in Romance, AR. Unfortunately, at a young age, he had to quit school to help his family on the farm, after his father had surgery. He moved to Washington in 1954, where he started in orchard work in Chelan. Later, he moved to Brewster, working at Lakeside Orchard. In 1959, he owned and operated the Rainbow Station in Brewster for a short time. Through the years he worked various jobs, including Shull’s Camper Shop, Brewster Hospital as a maintenance worker, and the Texaco Station. In 1970, he worked at Grand Coulee Dam and moved to Omak. He started Double O Campers in the 70’s. Later, he worked as a body man at Damskov Ford. Following that, he worked at Omak Wood Products for ten years, retiring after a fall there. Jimmy met and married Norma Anderson of Okanogan in 1956. Together they had five children, Timmy, Debra, Kathy, Kelly and Martin. He and Norma raised a grandson, Kailer Lawson. Jimmy was a hard worker all of his life, sometimes working two jobs and long hours while raising his family. Jimmy was a Missionary Baptist Minister since 1970. He attended the Douglas Street Missionary Baptist Church for 20 years, and drove to Wenatchee to attend the Eastside Baptist Church for ten years. Jimmy bowled in various leagues and was a member of the Chief Joseph Gem and Mineral Club, serving as President until this year. He was also a member of the Wenatchee Rock Club.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Norma; his daughters, Debra (Andy) Lampe, and Kathy (Greg) Talmadge, all of Omak; and his sons, Kelly (Tatiana) Lawson of Yakima and Martin Lawson of Omak. They have ten grandchildren, Jenny (Steven) Justesen of Sandoint, ID, Justin Judd of Omak, Shelby Lampe of Moses Lake, Drew Lampe of Wenatchee, Toscia and Blair Talmadge, both of Texas, Bailey (Hunter) Fisher of Omak, Joshua and Codey Lawson of Montana and Kailer Lawson of Omak. They also have six
great-grandchildren, Jaden, Samantha, Jacob, Ella, Dillon and Allison, and two on the way; his brother, Hubert Lawson of Okanogan; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Timmy Carrol; his parents, Edgar and Pearl Lawson Vess; and step-father, Albert Vess.
Jimmy’s heart was full of love for his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2014, at the Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel on Elmway in Okanogan, WA. Viewing will also be held the day of the Funeral from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. prior to the Service. Funeral Services for Jimmy will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014, at the Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel, with Pastor Michael Wilson officiating. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel is caring for the arrangements.