George Lawton


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Posted Online: Feb. 07, 2013, 7:45 pm
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Funeral services for George R. Lawton, 82, of Walcott, formerly of Davenport, will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation will be two hours prior to services at the funeral home on Monday.
Mr. Lawton died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center, West Central Park, Davenport. Memorials may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, Walcott, Walcott Lions Club or the Durant Volunteer Ambulance Service.
George was born Nov. 15, 1930, in Davenport, the son of George C. and Ethel Bullis Lawton. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He married Margaret Kay Sodeman Jan. 16, 1955, in Davenport.
He retired from Oscar Mayer, Davenport, in 1993, after 22 years of service. He had been a member of the Walcott Lions Club and a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge.
His life revolved around his family. He loved attending his grandchildren's sporting events.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Kay Lawton, Walcott; daughter, Leslie Dennison, Sherrard; sons, George D. Lawton, Davenport, and Steven E. (Starla) Lawton, East Moline; grandchildren, Brian (Tonya) Dennison, Todd (Shaunna) Dennison, Douglas (Renee) Dennison, Ashley (Ben) Erwin, Meghan Lawton (Cade Morgan), and Steven M. Lawton; great-grandchildren, William, Alicia, Todd Jr., Cai, Austin, Blair; and a great-grandson (Elliott) due in June; and brother, Dean (Linda) Lawton, Davenport.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother; and brother, Charles Lawton.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.












 



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