He was born on April 12, 1948, to the late Ralph E. and Alta L. Lawson.
He was of the Christian faith and retired as a concrete finisher and construction worker. He loved listening to music, going to flea markets and yard sales and kept everyone around him smiling.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory one son, Franklin Jr. Lawson; daughter, Tammy Lawson; sister, Ann Adcock (Danny); brother, Tommy Lawson (Janice); half-brother, Matt Evans; grandson, Torrey Lawson; two nieces: Rhonda Cheek and Karen Lawson; aunt, Widdie Morris; four special friends: Bill Sexton, Charles and Gladys Rogers and Rex Wilson; and in addition to these, several cousins and extended family members and friends.
The family will receive friends on Monday, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Community Hall Church, located at 1305 6th St. N.E, Cleveland, TN 37311.
A funeral will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at the church with Pastor Ronnie Ledford officiating.
Interment will follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Robert Cheek, Mike Paschke, Mike Goodwin, Freddie Straton, Billy Swafford, Andy Coffey and Dale Shafer will serve as pallbearers.
You are invited to share a personal memory of Peanut or your condolences with his family at his online guest book located at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Lawson family with these arrangements.