Welcome to the memorial page for

Richard I. Lawson

July 1, 2017

Richard I. Lawson, of Harrington formerly of Newark, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017, from the Country Rest Home of Greenwood, he was 82.  Mr. Lawson was born in Newark, DE to the late Edgar and Florence R. Lawson.


Mr. Lawson served his country proudly in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.  Once he was discharged, he worked his entire life as a truck driver, driving for various companies throughout the years. 


When he was not busy working, Mr. Lawson enjoyed walking his dog and spending time with family and friends.   He will be remembered as fun loving, very independent, and one who always spoke his mind whether it was good or bad.  He was always willing to have a good time, and will be sadly missed.


Mr. Lawson belonged to the VFW, American Legion, and the Harrington Moose Lodge.


He is preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Lawson.


He is survived by his son, Richard "Mike" Lawson; daughters, Tish Lawson and Kelly Lawson; sister, Joan (Bill) Kisner; and several nieces and nephews.


Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. .


Any donations can be made to the Mid-Atlantic Westie Rescue


Arrangements are by the Thomas E. Melvin & Son Funeral Home Inc, Harrington, DE.  Visit us at to send flowers or sign condolence book.

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Melvin Funeral Home
15522 S. DuPont Hwy
Harrington, DE 19952

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