West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Charles Lawson
Charles Lawson

Charles Franklin Lawson was born the son of Jerry Franklin Lawson and Virginia (May) Lawson on April 9, 1961, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and departed this life on September 21, 2015, at Mountain Home, Arkansas, at the age of 54 years.
He was united in marriage on July 2, 2008, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, to Sheree (Hudgins) Allen.
He is survived by his wife, Sheree Lawson of the family home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; his father, Jerry Lawson and wife, Judy of Mammoth Spring; one son, Christopher Lance Long of Mammoth Spring; one brother, Jimmy Nelson of Joplin, Missouri; two sisters, JoAnna Straka and husband, Bill and Julie Merriman and husband, Chad, all of Mountain Home, Arkansas; three nieces, Logan, Riley, and Shelby; one nephew, Justin, and one great nephew, Isaac; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Gardner.
Charlie was a graduate of the Mammoth Spring High School, graduating with the class of 1979.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed deer and turkey hunting, target shooting, and four wheeling with friends.
Charlie was an over-the-road truck driver, driving for Steed Trucking Company in Thayer for many years.
He was a Christian and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be remembered as a kind and caring man and a loyal friend. He will truly be missed by all.
Funeral Services will be Thursday, September 24th, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Terry Linderman officiating.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, September 23rd, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.
Burial will be in the Field Creek Cemetery near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.




  1. Sheila Brown
    September 22, 2015 @ 12:21 pm

    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Charlie’s passing. I am one of his former sister-in-laws and always had a good relationship with Charlie. I know how much Janet loved him and pray that they will meet again in heaven and understand what love truly is. My deepest sympathy to all of his family.


  2. Margie Busch
    September 22, 2015 @ 12:24 pm

    Sending heartfelt prayers… My heart is breaking for you all. Loved Charlie… I will never forget the night you spent with me
    down here in Nashville. I so hope after you have had time to grieve and mourn that only all the happy memories will prevail. He will be missed by everyone. James & I are here if you need us. Love you so much, Sheree…


  3. Ellen (Cremer) Ball
    September 23, 2015 @ 11:53 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man. Seems like last year that he was a young man hanging out with my brother. I know he will be missed, I think the Good Lord took him so he & all his family would not be in extreme pain.
    All the family will be in my prayers.


  4. Lesa Dixson
    September 23, 2015 @ 11:58 am

    We had the fortune of seeing Charlie almost weekly when he was in Grand Island, NE. He was kind, funny, professional, and an all around nice guy. We will miss seeing him pop in the office to pay for his washouts and giving us a hard time.

    Craig and Lesa Dixson
    Owners, and staff at
    Midwest Express, Inc,
    Grand Island, NE


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