Donald Stayton Lawson, Sr. 88, of Punta Gorda, FL, formerly of Dover, DE passed away Friday July 26 at Milford Memorial hospital. A private family service was held at Lakeside Cemetery in Dover DE . Pastor Alexander (Sandy) Cook of Deep Creek Community Church, Punta Gorda, FL officated. Mr. Lawson is predeceased by his parents Artus and Mildred Lawson of Dover, DE, his son Donald Stayton Lawson, Jr. of Punta Gorda, FL, a sister Jean Lawson of Smyrna, DE. Survivors include his wife of 42 years Margaret (Maggie) Lawson, two step-sons Craig David Pugh and Mark Richard Pugh of Leipsic, DE. one grandson, Michael Stayton Lawson, five step-grandchildren, Matthew Ryan Pugh, Laura Danielle Pugh, and Rebecca Taylor Pugh of Leipsic, DE, Thomas Anthony Gil, Jr., and Ryan Alexander Cook of Port Charlotte, FL, and a brother Richard David Lawson of Dover DE. Several loving neices and nephews.
Mr. Lawson is a retired Lieutenant with the DE State Police, a Life Member of the Association of Retired Delaware State Police, and the Robbins Hose Company he was also a member of the American Legion. He was a WW II Veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in the U.S. Army.
The family request donations be made to Deep Creek Community Church, 1500 Cooper St, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 phone 941-235-7325.