OMAK Jimmy Carrol Lawson went to meet his Lord and Savior on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Jimmy passed away of a heart attack at the age of 74. He was born March 6, 1939 at home in Joy, Ark. to Edgar and Pearl Lawson. He attended school in Romance, Ark. Unfortunately at a young age he had to quit school to help his family on the farm after his father had surgery.
He moved to Washington in 1954 where he started in orchard work in Chelan. Later he moved to Brewster working at Lakeside Orchard. In 1959 he owned and operated the Rainbow Station in Brewster for a short time.
Through the years he worked various jobs including Shull’s Camper Shop, Brewster Hospital as a maintenance worker and the Texaco Station. In 1970 he worked at Grand Coulee Dam and moved to Omak. He started Double O Campers in the 70’s. Later he worked as a body man at Damskov Ford. Following that he worked at Omak Wood Products for 10 years retiring after a fall there.
Jimmy met and married Norma Anderson of Okanogan in 1956. Together they had five children, Timmy, Debra, Kathy, Kelly and Martin. He and Norma raised a grandson Kailer Lawson.
Jimmy was a hard worker all of his life sometimes working two jobs and long hours while raising his family. Jimmy was a Missionary Baptist Minister since 1970. He attended the Douglas Street Missionary Baptist Church for 20 years and drove to Wenatchee to attend the Eastside Baptist Church for 10 years.
Jimmy bowled in various leagues and was a member of the Chief Joseph Gem and Mineral Club serving as president until this year. He was also a member of the Wenatchee Rock Club.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Norma; daughters, Debra (Andy) Lampe, Kathy (Greg) Talmadge of Omak; sons, Kelly (Tatiana) Lawson of Yakima and Martin Lawson of Omak; ten grandchildren, Jenny (Steven) Justesen, of Sandoint, Idaho, Justin Judd of Omak, Shelby Lampe of Moses Lake, Drew Lampe of Wenatchee, Toscia and Blair Talmadge, both of Texas, Bailey (Hunter) Fisher of Omak, Joshua and Codey Lawson of Montana and Kailer Lawson of Omak; six great-grandchildren, Jaden, Samantha, Jacob, Ella, Dillon, Allison, and two on the way; brother, Hubert Lawson of Okanogan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Timmy Carrol; his parents, Edgar and Pearl Lawson Vess; and step-father, Albert Vess.
Jimmy’s heart was full of love for his wife, children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at the Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel on Elmway in Okanogan, Wash. Viewing will also be held the day of the funeral from 10 a.m. until noon prior to the service. Funeral Services for Jimmy will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb.22,2014 at the Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel with Pastor Michael Wilson officiating. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel is caring for the arrangements.