Colstin Lawson

Colstin Lawson

February 3, 1924 - April 5, 2016

Colstin Lawson, 92, of London passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at Continue Care Hospital in Corbin.  Born February 3, 1924, he was the son of the late John and Lizzie Lawson.

In addition to his father and mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Lawson; his son, Eddie Eugene Lawson; two brothers: Elmo Lawson and Monus Lawson; and two sisters: Retha Lloyd and Precious Brown.

Survivors include his daughter, Marilyn Gazikas; two grandsons: Steven Gazikas and William Gazikas; one granddaughter: Sally McFarlane; two great granddaughters: Cassie Gazikas and Amanda McFarlane; one great great granddaughter: Emily Gazikas; and his first wife, Savannah Vaughn, as well as other relatives and many friends, to mourn his passing.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 8, 2016, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M. until the funeral hour at 2:00 P.M.

Hart Funeral Home, Inc., located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin is in charge of arrangements.

  • Serena Conn
    Posted at 02:20h, 08 April Reply

    I loved Colstin very much. Although he was technically my step-grandfather, he treated me like his biological granddaughter and I loved him like he was my biological grandfather. He was a good man. Colstin, you are missed.

  • Greg Howard
    Posted at 11:14h, 27 April Reply

    I was Colstin’s first grandchild and loved him dearly. He and my grandmother were such a key part of our family. We were taught to call him Colstin rather than grandpa because our grandpa Howard was still alive and often staying with us. But Colstin was more of a grandfather to me than any of my biological grandparents. I still remember our last phone conversation because I called him grandpa while talking to him. That is the only time he ever heard me call him by that name.

    I only went trick or treating one time in my life. It was Colstin who took me and my brother Jeff door to door. I only saw one Reds game at old Crosley field. Again, it was Colstin taking me and Jeff. He took us fishing with him and we played dominos and aggravation when we visited or spent the night with him and my grandmother.

    As I became an adult, I remember going to their home on Sunday afternoons to play cards. They would have an open house and anyone was welcome to stop by and join a group playing hearts, spades, or Shanghai rummy.

    His passing was very sad, but I saw him suffering in the hospital and I was so relieved that he was finally at peace. I wish I could have known Marylin and Eddie. My dad knew them and said they were really good children. It would have been nice to have had them as an aunt and uncle. i knew his sister Retha and her husband James. When I graduated high school and got my first apartment, they gave me a bedroom suit to help get me started. There was no “step” family; just family.

    I send my love to Marylin and wish her the best in everything.

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