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Justin Lawson

Lawson,  Justin Lee, Age 39.  We mourn the loss of our beloved Justin, taken too soon from the family and friends who held him so dear.  His life was too brief, but he lived it fully.  His easy smile, booming voice, hearty laughter, and strong embrace lit up our world, and his loss has cast a long shadow on all of our lives.  But he left a piece of his heart, a piece of his light, in the hearts of everyone he loved.  May they shine brightest when we are together in his memory, and lend us strength and comfort when we miss him most.  He is survived by his loving wife Amy (Hogsten), their children Presley and Kaitlyn; his parents Allen Lawson and Martha Stacy (deceased), parents Donnie and Sandy Wallace, mother in law Melissa Hogsten, step-father Tommy Burns, step-father Gary Stacy (deceased), and a large and loving family.  With a  long and varied list of relatives by blood, marriage, and choice, in-laws, outlaws, and otherwise, too many to list them all here.  He loved them all equally, and if your name is forgotten in this list, please know the omission was not by him, but the unintentional error of his grieving family, and forgive the slight.  His family includes siblings, Christopher, Allen, and Grayson Lawson, Jessica, Leah, Cecilia, and Rachael and their families; Donnie Ray and Dwayne (both deceased), Sammy (Bo), and Jimmy Joe Wallace, Melissa and Loretta and their families; Justin Hogsten, Billy Burns, Brandi Stacy, Scott and Brenda Fletcher, Mike Kelly, and Steve Gilkeson; Aunts and Uncles include the Pence’s- John, Kevin (deceased), Zareda, Jackie, Bonnie, and Ethan Coyle, the Wallace’s - Bobby and Robin, the Lawson’s - Jodenia and Belinda; and the extended families of all these loved ones.  He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Jimmy and Margaret Wallace, Grayson and Billie Lawson, Darrell and Jeanette Wallace.  Funeral services will take place Tuesday, March 11th at 1:00 PM at Arpp and Root Funeral Home, 29 N. Main St. Germantown, officiated by Pastor Kenny Angel.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, March 10 from 5:00-8:00 PM.  Condolences can be made to the family at www.arpprootfh.com.

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My heart goes out to Justin's Big family .I meet Justin after finding out I had a brother from another mother( Martha) when I was a little girl Martha and Jakie baby set me my brother Donnie Ray and Loretta we just loved them to watch us. Best baby sitters in the whole world they did our hair and painted our nails and played barbies with us and so much more such wonderful memories I was really sad when I heard she passed. What little time I had with Justin it didn't take me very long to feel love for him and I just knew by the way he looked at me he felt instant love for me to . I'm proud to say he was my brother .i was reading a post earlier and said Justin lives laughs loud, I have been know to be a little loud to its in the blood .lol! !! Justin and Amy made feel so good at Christmas one year I was lucky enough to get to see him right place right time moment,but they got me a sweater and I still have it to this day and I will never get rid of it no matter how out of date it may be..Justin had such a big heart to every one and I don't think he ever meet a stranger. I'm so happy I found this page I never have saw it till now ......if any one has any pictures of Justin when he was younger and present I would love to have them sent to me . I would love to show his friends and family a picture of me as well . I would love to hear story's of his life it's all to fast that the Lord calls on our loved ones. Sending prayers for peice to every one who knew this great Brother friend,son,dad,uncle,and a great man . With all my love ! Your sister Melissa

Sister Melissa Wallace Newton Oct 29 2017 12:00 AM

miss my luv everyday...

amy lawson Nov 5 2014 12:00 AM

I am very sorry for your loss. My father James Brown was with him until the paramedics took him. If Amy could email me I would greatly appreciate it, my dad has some important information he needs to tell her,so if someone could please email me I would greatly appreciate it. Again, my condolences to the family. I know my father was a very close friend of Justin's. I also have a picture of Justin,my dad and other inmate friends that I tried posting,but I couldn't get it to work.

Leyla Madas Mar 28 2014 12:00 AM

Peace Lily was sent by Ryan Starling.I love you Bubby Much Love and Respect, Rhino Starling

Leslie Starling Mar 10 2014 12:00 AM

I am going to miss you Bubby. I cant begin to express how sad I am. I was blessed to meet you. You was one in a million. I spent 6 years with you behind the fence, we worked out together & talked every day, I couldnt wait to see you on the outside. I wish we would have talked more this last year that is my fault never dreamed you would not make it out. My heart goes out to your family & I will always cherish the time I spent with you. I am grateful for all the times we worked out together & all the times we walked the track together & all the pictures I have of us. I will miss you always your brother & friend. love you always,Rhino

Ryan Starling Mar 10 2014 12:00 AM

Sorry i couldn't be there, Wish i could of love you always Always will miss you My deepest condolences love always Animal Peace.

Animal Mar 10 2014 12:00 AM

How do I offer sympathy & condolences to all the people who love Justin, because Justin first loved them? Instead of thinking how wrong it is he is gone, and it is, I cannot ignore the voice inside me which says how lucky our entire town is to have had someone who was a friend to even strangers. Justin did what a saying of mine is "LIVE OUT LOUD". Yes he was LOUD, always knew he was in the room lol, I'm meaning how he LIVED, bright colored button up shirts with dragons or flames, always full of energy, positive energy. When he did something wasn't half done, just like his love for his family & his wife Amy. Justin lived more life than many will if they live past 80. Always a problem solver, no doubt no fear attitude. The guy just glowed & people around him couldn't help but to get caught up in his zeal for life while around him. Even right now when people start reminiscing they smile & laugh still feeling his energy round them. Yes this is tragic, he'd be 40 next month. But he would like to see everyone laughing and joking right now swapping stories no one would believe except for the fact they know it's true just because it's about Justin Lawson!! LIVE LIFE LOUD . . . that's what he did. He hasn't been taken from this world, he was given to it. Now he's up there, talking louder than God, pointing down at us, laughing bout how he beat everyone again and how we all look like a bunch of goofs playin' catch up. And he'd mean it in the kindest most competitive way. Justin saw the world differently than others, and in his way tried to teach others to also. I think he did that, for many in this town. And he'd want the town to continue to carry on loving each other as he did everyone. He's not gone, his teachings and memories are still alive with his loved ones, while his spirit is waiting to meet you all on the other side.

Deana Deem Mar 10 2014 12:00 AM

Gone but not forgotten, Ride Easy My Friend!!!...Mike & Sabrina Murphy

Sabrina Murphy Mar 10 2014 12:00 AM

Prayers to the family. He will be greatly missed.

lindaapplegate and Benny Gabbard Mar 9 2014 12:00 AM

Dish Garden was sent by Sheila Hilley and Family.My deepest sympathy to you and your family in this time. Love you always, Sheila Hilley and Family

Sheila Hilley Mar 9 2014 12:00 AM

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