Oct. 25, 1933-July 10, 2019

John P. Lawson Sr. died

unexpectedly, yet peacefully,

in his sleep in Kona, Hawaii,

July 10, 2019. Hawaii was one

of his and his beloved wife

Marilyn’s favorite places. He

was 85 years young. He was

born in New Orleans to

Blanchard and Odile Richard

Lawson Oct. 25, 1933.

John graduated from

Martin Behrman High school,

class of 1951.

Beloved husband of 57

years to the late Marilyn

Thompson Lawson and loving

father to John Preston Lawson

Jr and wife Rebekah Swygert

Lawson of San Antonio,

Stephen Lloyd Lawson of

Phuket, Thailand, and Bonnie

Lawson Wagner and husband

Dennis of Las Colinas, Texas;

brother of Ione Lawson

Hebert and the late Roger

Lawson, Blanchard Lawson

Jr., Edward Adolph Lawson Sr.

and Alice Lawson Crawford.

John is a Marine, serving

during the Korean war. John

was a successful entrepreneurial

businessman, who

retired early and spent his

days traveling the globe with

Marilyn and his family. He

lived life to the fullest, enjoying

all of life’s adventures. He

is survived by his children;

Godsons, Edward Lawson Jr.

and Warren Couvillion; nieces

and nephews; four grandchildren,

Marissa Lawson Helm

married to Kyle Helm, John

Preston Lawson III, Erica

Lawson Cazenave married to

Brad Cazenave and Connie

Lawson Doughty married to

Clint Doughty and eight

great-grandchildren, with

another due in December.

John lived in Las Colinas,

Texas, the past six years with

his daughter and son-in-law. A

memorial service will be in

Natchitoches on Sunday,

September 8 at noon in

Bostick Hall at First United

Methodist Church with the

Rev. Doug Cain Officiating.