June 10, 1954 - June 17, 2020
Gregory Lee Lawson was born in Shelbyville, Kentucky on June 10, 1954 to Earl Lawson Sr. and Mary Lucille Doleman Lawson. He was the fifth of seven children and was raised in Eminence, Kentucky. At an early age he confessed his hope in Christ and became a member of First Baptist Church Eminence. A multi-sport athlete, Greg graduated from Eminence High School in 1973, went on to attend Missouri State University and Western Illinois University where he played football. He was drafted by the New York Giants in 1978 where he played for a short stint, followed by joining the Vancouver Lions of the CFL. After leaving football and settling in Detroit, he trained and became a Health and Safety Officer for Ford Motor Company, where he was dedicated to his role and work until retirement. Greg was a devoted father and family man that enjoyed road trips across the country, sci-fi television and movies, and backyard gardening with his girls. On any given holiday or special family occasion you would find him happily “throwing down” on the grill. With a sense of humor as big as he was tall, his presence in any room was welcomed and enjoyed by all. He never met a stranger. On Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 Greg transitioned to be with the Lord at the age of 66. He is survived by his three daughters Shalyn Gardner (Michael), Ashlee Green (Denaz), Lindsey Lawson; two grandchildren (Michael Gardner, III,and a grandchild due Oct. 20); three sisters Mildred Lawson, Zelma Bowen (Richard), Earlene Green (Tony); and one brother Earl Lawson Jr. (Emet); a loving partner, Glenda Stainback and her children Chantell Beacham, Kristopher Stainback; and grandchildren Auria and Adisynn; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and loved ones. He is predeceased by his mother and father, brothers Charles Lawson and Richard Pearce. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
Gregory Lee Lawson was born in Shelbyville, Kentucky on June 10, 1954 to Earl Lawson Sr. and Mary Lucille Doleman Lawson. He was the fifth of seven children and was raised in Eminence, Kentucky. At an early age he confessed his hope in Christ... View Obituary & Service Information
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