Gary Lawson

Posted 2/23/22

Gary Allen Lawson, 71, of Paris, passed away at 6:55 p.m. EST Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind.. He was a retired automobile body repairman.

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Gary Lawson

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Gary Allen Lawson, 71, of Paris, passed away at 6:55 p.m. EST Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind.. He was a retired automobile body repairman.

The family will host a celebration of Mr. Lawson’s life in June. Private interment in Paris Memorial Gardens is at a later date. Templeton Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Mr. Lawson was born June 26, 1950, in Vermilion, the son of Earl and Anna Whitesell Lawson. He married Patricia Ann Flanders on June 20, 1980, in Vermilion, and she survives.

Other survivors include three children, Dawn Close (Roger) Hopper, John Close (Jordan McIlwain) and Scot Close (Brandy Switzer) all of Paris; nine grandchildren, Ashlyn Hays Beabout, Jessica James, Britany Nading, Ashli Close, Kendal Close, Willow Close, Madison Close, Hailey Close, and Kiera Close; two great-granddaughters, Scarlett and Sylvie J.; a sister-in-law, Shirley Lawson; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald and Jerald Lawson.

Mr. Lawson served in the United States Army during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He will be remembered as a hard worker who demonstrated his love by way of sharing knowledge, experience and sound advice.

Memorial donations may be made to Paul Warner Animal Rescue.

Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.