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Eugene (Gene) Lawson

November 21, 1939 ~ August 10, 2020 (age 80)


Eugene (Gene) Lawson, 80, of Peru, passed away on Monday, August 10, 2020 at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. 

He was born on November 21, 1939 in Williamsburg, KY, the son Hubert and Maude (Ball) Lawson.  On October 15, 1966, he married Sue (Moon) Lawson.  They shared 53 years of continuous antics and joys.  

Gene is survived by his wife, Sue, and two daughters: Dana Lawson Buttice of Logansport, and Kristi (Brian) Lawson Johnson of Argos.  Also, a brother Bradley Lawson of Flora; three grandchildren: Ty (Karli) Buttice of Walton, Kassidy Buttice of Logansport, and Hunter Xaver of Argos; along with his “adopted” son, Joe Spin of Peru.  Also surviving are sister-in-law Cheryl (Mark) Caldwell of Bunker Hill, and brother-in-law Dee Moon of Brazil, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters Dessie Smith of Cincinnati, OH and Betty Lois Williams of Knoxville, TN; his beloved son-in-law Ronald Buttice of Logansport; and son Ronald Lawson.  

Gene worked for the Norfolk & Southern Railroad for 25 years.  He was an active member of the Eagles Lodge and Literary Aide in Peru.  He enjoyed hunting, his ‘78 Camaro, and anything outdoors. 

There will not be any services held, per his request.

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