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Willis "Buddy" Boyd Lawson, Jr.

March 4, 1944 — January 29, 2022

Mr. Willis Boyd “Buddy” Poppy” Lawson, Jr., age 77, passed away Saturday, January 29, 2022, at his home in Waverly, TN, surrounded by his loving family. Buddy Lawson, Jr. was born March 4, 1944, in Nashville, TN, to Willis Boyd Lawson, Sr. and Nell Elizabeth Thompson Lawson. He married Miriam Louise Stewart Lawson on November 26, 1993. Buddy Lawson, Jr. was the retired Owner of Merideth & Voorhees Plumbing & Electric in Waverly. He was a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree. He was a Shriner, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, and a member of Waverly Masonic Lodge #304. Visitation with the family will be Sunday, February 6, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in Waverly, TN. Military Honors will begin at 4:00 p.m., followed by his Masonic Service. Family and friends will be officiating the service. Cremation will be at Richlawn Crematory, our on-site crematory, at Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in Waverly. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Shriners Hospital for Children, Processing Center, P.O. Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886 or St. Joseph’s Indian School, P.O. Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326, telephone 1-800-34-2235, or donate online at You may also leave your donations at Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in Waverly and we will gladly forward them for you. Survivors include: Wife: Miriam Lawson, Waverly, TN 2 Sons: Robert Milton Sims (Jeri Lynn), McEwen, TN Anthony Wayne Sims (Kayla), Waverly, TN 8 Grandchildren: Brenton Chappell, Olivia Sims, Lena Sims, Lila Sims, Madilon Sims, Lona Sims, Evelyn Sims, and Walter Sims 3 Great Grandchildren: Creed Crowell, Ava Chappell, and Paisley Chappell Son-in-law: LTC David Escobar, Houston, TX Peceded in death by: Daughter: LTC Jacqueline Lawson Escobar Parents: Willis and Elizabeth Lawson Sister: Patricia Everett LUFF-BOWEN FUNERAL HOME RICHLAWN CREMATORY 2400 Hwy. 13 North Waverly, TN 37185 Telephone 931-296-2437
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