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William Henry` Lawson

May 21, 1941 ~ March 12, 2019 (age 77)

Mr. William Henry Lawson

Jumpertown-William Henry Lawson, 77, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at his home in Jumpertown after months of battling cancer.  Born in Jumpertown on May 27, l941 to Joe and Verdi Lee Brown Lawson, he lived there until age 13 when his family relocated to the Chicago, Ill area.  He spent his lifetime as a self employed master mechanic where his skills were highly sought after.  He returned to Jumpertown in l986 and remained there until his death.  He loved racing owing his own car with his family his primary pit crew.  He enjoyed dirt track racing as well as NASCAR.  He was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be from 5 PM-7PM Monday, March 18, 2019 at Holland Funeral Directors, 5281 Cliff Gookin Blvd, Tupelo.  Other services are private to the family.  Holland Funeral Directors is entrusted with the arrangements (662 840 5000).

He leaves behind to mourn his passing his children; Janice Pierce (Brad) of Jumpertown and William Lawson (Wendy) of Chicago and his extended children,  Rick Lawson  and Robert Lawson of Booneville, Robert Anderson and Scott Anderson.  5 grandchildren, Nicole Sasso, Carissa Sasso, Cassy Woodruff, Brandy Muston and Katie Lawson. Several great grandchildren.  His sisters, Ruby Strickland of Booneville, Lena Dougherty of Arizaon and Shirley Lugo (Robert) of Chicago.  A brother, Billy Joe Lawson.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Charles Lawson and Bobby Joe Lawson.

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