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.