Mr. Lawson died Sunday, July 22, 2001, in a helicopter crash near Bates City, Mo.
He was born May 8, 1943, in Salina, the son of Leonard W. Sr. and Doris V. (Bulleigh) Lawson. He was self-employed with Lawson Excavation Backhoe & Bulldozer Service. He was a member of Local No. 41 International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Kansas City, Mo.
He married Robin K. Allen on Nov. 21, 1986, in Green Castle, Ind. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include three sons, Greg, Kansas City, Kan., Jamie, Tonganoxie, and Doug, Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, J.D., Charlotte, N.C., and William W., Olathe; and three grandchildren.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie.
The family suggests memorials to American Cancer Society, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie 66086.