April 4, 1964 ~ October 22, 2008

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Mr. Chris Delayne Lawson passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2008, at his residence at the age of 44 years, 6 months & 18 days. Chris was born April 4, 1964, in Bonne Terre.

Chris was: * an enthusiastic Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Race Car Fan; * Head Pit Crewman for Tommy Worley, Jr., Sprint Car Racer @ St. Francois Co. Raceway & * worked construction locally for the Barber Construction Co.

Survivors Include :1 Daughter, Lanie Lawson, of Farmington; 1 Step-Daughter, Emily Lawson, of Farmington. His Mother: Georgia 'Mrs. Darrel' Lawson Holdman, of Farmington. His Father: M. David (& Celeste) Lawson, of Los Angeles, CA; 1 Sister, Michelle Lawson, of Farmington; 3 Brothers: Jeffrey Lawson, of Farmington; Scott (& Lori) Lawson, of Jefferson City, MO; Eric (& Lori) Lawson, of Fenton, MO. Several Nieces & Nephews: Maridee Lawson; Michael, Nathan & Matthew Lawson. Brooke, Megan & Mandy Lawson. Also, several Aunts; Uncles; Cousins & many Friends.

Visitation : Monday, 5-9 p.m. Visitation resumes Tuesday @ 6:30 a.m.

Funeral : Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., October 28, 2008

at : TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Rev. Kevin Miller officiating.

Interment at Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials to : * The Emily & Lanie Lawson Benefit Fund @ Farmington First State Bank.

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  1. Georgia, Eric, Michelle, and Family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Chris was a super guy and had a smile that brighten even the darkest day. He will truly be missed by all that knew and loved him. You family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Michelle, Family, and Girls- I am very sorry about your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers! God bless!

  3. We are so sorry to hear of your loss! Chris was a very nice guy with a great smile that would light up a room. Our memories of him, especailly at the racetrack and Tommy's will never be forgotten. I know he thought alot of his girls and I wish them both peace and comfort during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Michelle & Jeff, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I had the privledge of meeting him several years ago and remember how he introduced himself to me, as Michelle and Jeff Lawson's little brother. He definitely made us laugh that night and his smile was contagious. Watching his actions as he talked and laughed was obvious he was your brother. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Georgia, Michelle, & Jeff I was sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our prayers during this most difficult time. Rev. Tim & Janet Morgan

  6. I am real sorry to hear about Chris.I didnt get to see him much,but when I did get to it was great to talk about old times.I send my sympathies to the LAWSON Family!!!!

  7. Eric, Lori and the Lawson family–We are so sorry for your loss. Chris was a great guy and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God Bless! Dwayne (Spyder) and Diane (Conway)Johnson

  8. Georgia, Michelle, Jeff, and entire family. We are so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately we know exactly what your family is going through. Please know that in the coming days, months, and years, our love, thoughts, and prayers will be with you. I truly believe that surrounding yourself with those who care will sustain you.

  9. Wick, I only knew you at the races and on the internet and I know I will miss you. My prayers are with your girls, your family, the Worley team, and all of your friends who will surely miss you very much more.

  10. what do we say but we miss you Chris! Laney, Emily and Mcihelle you are in our thoughts has we race for Chris this week-end!

  11. Thoughts and Prayers to Chris's family! You will be missed and I know Tommy Worley will be dedicating this weekend to you!

  12. Oh my what do we say…. We will miss you stopping by the house almost everynight and miss that laugh of yours… especially after dropping your phone in our fire last week….To his family if you need anything please call us. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. To the family of Chris. I am truely sorry to hear of his passing. I have not seen Chris in quite a few years now but he was one heck of a guy and I will deeply miss him. I have had the pleasure of enjoying many years of great times with him. I could write a book about the times Chris, Eric and myself have had over the past 25 years. My sympathy goes out to the entire family.

  14. We are so sorry for your loss. May God give you peace during this time of sorrow. May the support of family and friends bring you comfort during this difficult time and may the fun memories of Chris heal your heart. With Deepest Sympathy, Fred and Anne Lerche

  15. im very sorry i couldn't make the service. work has completely consumed all of my time with a late shift. chris was a very good friend to me throughout the years.. he will be missed by more than just me..we have lost a great father, friend and all around good guy.. may god hold his hand out and help your families in this time of need.. with deepest sympathy , aaron bannister

  16. We are so sorry for your loss, Chris will be missed very much. Our thoughts and prayers to all Chris's family and friends.If you need anything Please let us know. We miss you coming to our house in Doe Run. We just heard about it.

  17. To the Lawson family.. we would like to express our Deepest Sympathy to all of you. Chris was a great person and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Michelle, Alli, Andrew and Lauren Jost (Boyer) Wyman and Judy Boyer Rich, Jolean Boyer and family Brian and Danielle Boyer

  18. how do i start this, chris was a favorite cousin of mine and i will truly miss him. when my son kasey had a bad wreck at the track that knocked him out he was the first to me and told me he's tough just like me and will be alright, he stayed by me til they drove off and gave me a big hug and a kiss and said he has that welker blood in him and he will be fine which helped me so much. he was a great cousin of mine and i will really miss him alot. i cant believe he's gone, but not in spirit i will always carry him in my heart forever. may god bless aunt georgia and uncle david and everyone else especially his brothers and sister and his daughters. we will get through this with gods help. R.I.P. chris you will be missed by alot of people that loved you and cared for you i know i will. sincerely, cousin teresa burch

  19. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. Chris was a super person. It's been many years since I left Farmington, but you never forget the people you've grown up with and the good times shared. I specifically remember cruising around in his black Trans Am and playing Bon Jovi 7800 Degrees until our ears hurt. Those were the days. He will be missed dearly.

  20. Chris was a good friend, he was outgoing, funny, smart, and a great guy to be around. He will always be in our thoughts and prayers. He will be missed very much. Our dearest sympathies go out to the girls.

  21. Eric and family our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.May God watch over his girls and the rest of his family. Tammy Reece and Brendon Barton Family

  22. So sorry to hear of your loss. Chris was a great guy to have as a friend. He will be missed very much. Lanie and family you are in our prayer.

  23. Sending my deepest sympathies to the Lawson family. I graduated with Chris, he was always so nice and just a great guy, and will be missed by all. So very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

  24. TO CHRIS'S FAMILY, I havent seen Chris much since high school. He was a great guy and friend. He will be missed so much.God Bless you and my deepest sympathy to all. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers

  25. Chris, Your girls love you so much and are forever going to miss you. I keep telling Emily and Lanie you will always be with them… But for now that isn't much comfort…You were a wonderful father and daddy…I wish I would have told you that more often..

  26. To The Larson Family….So sorry to hear of Chris's passing…We graduated from FHS class of 1982 together..What a nice guy…You are in my thoughts….Tina Yeargain-Burpee

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