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1935 James 2020

James ""Bill"" Lawson

December 24, 1935 — June 2, 2020

James ""Bill"" Billy Lawson, 84, of Temple passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in a local nursing home. Bill was born to Leola and JB Lawson on December 24, 1935 in Belton. He graduated from Belton High School in 1954 and married his wife, Anita Barton, in 1957. Bill started his career as a businessman in the banking industry at numerous banks throughout Texas and Los Angeles, CA. In 1962, he settled back in close to family in Seabrook, TX, where he began working at Clear Creek Bank. The family moved to Beaumont, TX where he started a new career at Gold Star Builders and later became co-owner of B&B Builders. In the summer of 1978, Bill moved back to Belton to help take care of his parents and resided on the land his parents had purchased called Dogridge. He cared for his parents and his wife during their illnesses, and eventually, their passing. He retired from Lane Auto Sales and moved in with his daughter Connie in 2015 and remained with her until 2019. Bill was a member of both the Rotary Club and the Elks Lodge, played on a bowling league, and enjoyed dominos, cards, and cigars. A memorial service for Bill will be held on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Crotty Funeral Home in Belton with Pastor H.K. Ballard officiating. This Service will be live streamed at: Meeting ID: 830 801 9150 Password: Lawson Bill is survived by his sons, Mike Lawson and wife Karen, and Jay Lawson and wife Cindy, both of Temple; his daughter, Connie Lawson Jorgensen of Temple; his brother, Lloyd Lawson of Belton; his sisters, Betty Jansons and husband Jan and Rhonda Jarosek and husband David, both of Belton; and his six grandchildren and his nine great grandchildren, who knew Bill as ""Poppy."" Bill is preceded in death by his wife, Anita Lawson; and his daughter, Janna Jarosek. Arrangements are entrusted to Crotty Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Belton. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of James ""Bill"" Lawson please visit our Sympathy Store.

Memorial Service

JUN 12. 1:00 PM (CST)

Crotty Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5431 US-190

Belton, TX 76513

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