James Franklin Lawson
James Franklin Lawson
  • May 9, 1935 - October 6, 2017
  • Bassett, Virginia

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Mr. James Harry Franklin"Frank" Lawson , age 82 of Martinsville, passed away on October 6, 2017 at Stanleytown Nursing Home after a decline in health.
Mr. Lawson was born on May 9, 1935 in Patrick County, Va., a son of the late James Manuel Lawson and the late Lucinda Ann Rakes Lawson. He lived most of his life in the Martinsville area where he was employed by Virginia Blower Company as a technician. He was a well known musician playing the fiddle in the surrounding areas.
Mr. Lawson is survived by his former wife, Joan Charnley Rentzel of Fairfax, Va., one daughter, Kimberly Lawson Jackson and husband, Rory of Marianna, Fla., two sons, Christopher Lawson and wife, Bonnie of Cumberland, Md., Terry Franklin Lawson of Martinsville, Va. and nine grandchildren.
A special thanks to his nieces and nephews who live in the area, who gave of their time to help care for Frank and to be by his side during his illness.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 am Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home Chapel in Bassett. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Handy Lawson Family Cemetery located at Meadows of Dan, Virginia.
Arrangements under the direction of Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, Bassett, VA.