Donnie Gene Lawson, age 73 of Leitchfield passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013 at his residence. He was born May 3, 1930 in Louisville, KY the son of Eugene & Marguetta Clark-Lawson. He was a retired patrol man for the Louisville Metor Police Department, and a member of the Rover City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 614 and the National Fraternal Order of Police.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Saltsman-Lawson of Leitchfield, his daughter, Tracey Lynn Jenkins of Louisville, one brother, Harold D. Lawson of Louisville, two grandsons, Kyle & Zak Jenkins,, two great granddaughters, and several special nieces & nephews.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his half brother, Junior Pence.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Sunday (June 9, 2013) at the Watson & Hunt Funeral Chapel in Leitchfield with Bro. Jerry Decker officiating. Burial will be in the Wortham Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, and from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made in the form of donations to Kosair Charities and the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.