Bruce Carlton Lawson - Redskins #1 Fan
Bruce Carlton Lawson
(January 2, 1954 - March 3, 2009)
Lawson, Bruce Carlton, age 55, of Loudon, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at his home. He was a member of the Loudon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He had served as a delivery person for the News-Herald and was a courier for BankFirst/BB & T, and most recently RxPerts Pharmacy. Bruce was a boy scout and a proud graduate of Loudon High School, class of 1972, and was voted Best School Spirit by his classmates. In 1972, LHS Principal Wm. S. Napier and Superintendent A.C. Dukes, Sr. presented him with a trophy for being Loudonís Most Loyal Fan. He attended Hiwassee College. Bruce was an LHS icon, attending all sporting events, rarely missing an LHS game. He served as scorekeeper and statistician for many years and was LHSís number one cheerleader and fan and will be sorely missed by the entire community. He also loved the New York Yankees, served on a TSSAA committee for classifications of schools, and was presented a plaque by Lou Holtz inducting him into The National Football Foundationís East Tennessee Conference Hall of Fame. He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen (Cook) and R. A. (Bill) Lawson, Jr. He is survived by brothers and sisters-in-law Raymond A. (Ron) Lawson, III and wife Holly and Wm. Byron Lawson and wife Linda, all of Knoxville; nieces and nephews, Adam, Scott, Bryn, and Jordan Lawson; and generations of LHS athletes, faculty members, and friends. Graveside service 10:30 AM Saturday, March 7, Loudon County Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 PM, Saturday, Loudon High School gymnasium. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 154, Loudon, TN 37774, or to the Loudon High School Athletic Department, 1039 Mulberry Street, Loudon, TN 37774. The family will greet friends following the service from 2:00-3:30 PM at Loudon High School. McGill-Karnes Funeral Home, Loudon.
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