Frederick “Fred” Ernest Lawson 85 of Columbus, died Friday July 22, 2022.
He was born on February 15, 1937 in Clinton, Tennessee to the late Ernest and Sadie Lawson.
Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Patricia Anne Lawson and his brother Tommy Lawson. He is survived by his brother David Billingsley, his daughters Tracy Mink (Rick), Krista Fogle, his grandchildren Ali Gibson (Brandon), Lawson George (Lydia), Madyson Farnbauch (Corey) Casey Fogle; his great grandchildren Carson, Peyton, Brooks, Emma, Carter, Kynlie, Brayden, Blakley, Tessa and future Baby Fogle.
Fred’s career was spent in the road construction industry. He started out as a laborer and through his hard work and dedication he worked his way up to Executive Vice President of two very successful construction companies. He worked for Geupel Construction for 35 years. He then finished his career at Complete General Construction for 16 years. He always remained humble and never forgot where he came from. He sacrificed the business career he loved to take care of his wife. He was known as the “General” at the nursing home, he was always making sure Pat had the very best care.
Fred was always an involved parent, grandparent and great grandparent. Some of his best times were spent coaching and being a spectator at the families sporting events.
His family’s success was based on him and all he did for them. His most cherished moments spent with family were around his pool, sharing a meal, playing golf, celebrating family events, listening to Jerry Lee Lewis, traveling and cruising in his antique cars.
His best companion was his dog, Gracie. She kept him active and on a schedule.
He will be remembered for his amazing accomplishments and incredible love for his family. He was truly one of a kind. He will be dearly missed by all.
Papaw we will save you a seat at the games, but we know you already have the best seat in heaven with Nana.
Friends may call 4:00-7pm July 27,2022 at the SCHOEINDGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL 6699 N. High Street. Friends and family will meet at Norris Memorial Gardens in Norris, Tennessee, on Friday, July 29, 2022, at 1:45pm for a 2:00pm graveside service.