Robert (Bobby) Lawson, Sr.

Robert (Bobby) Lawson, Sr.

March 3, 1944 - August 20, 2015

Robert (Bobby) Lawson, Sr., of Corbin, was born in Clay County, KY, March 3, 1944, and departed this life Thursday, August 20, 2015, at his residence.

 He gave his life to the Lord in 2012 and joined the Poplar Grove Baptist Church.

 A professional boxer during his early years, he enjoyed coaching boxing and training German Shepherds.  Also, he owned a small security company for several years.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, Callaway and Delia Sizemore Lawson; three sisters: Nell Lanham, Myrtle Mills, and Mae Relaford; two brothers: Warren and Richard Lawson.

 Survivors include his two sons: Robert Lawson, Jr. and Bradley Justin Lawson;

six grandchildren:  Robert (Tripp) Lawson, III, Coleman Edward Lawson, Kaleb Lawson, Gavin Lawson, Gracelyn Lawson, and Lillie Kate; one brother, Callaway Lawson; several nieces and nephews.

 He leaves behind other family members and many good friends.

 Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2015, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Joe Eaton officiating.  Burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday.



  • Ed and Cyndi Bryant
    Posted at 04:58h, 24 August Reply

    Bobby was a generous, caring, proud man who will be dearly missed. We appreciated the effort he made to come and visit when we were in town and are happy we got to know him. His Grandchildren were lucky to have him and we know they brought him much joy. Robert, you were a caring, devoted son and your Dad was very proud of you.
    Sending our warm thoughts and prayers that God will wrap you and your family in his loving embrace and help you through this.
    Please know you can call us, anytime, for anything.
    Ed and Cyndi Bryant
    Red Deer, Alberta Canada

  • Jerry and Lorene (Harris) LaPan
    Posted at 01:19h, 31 August Reply

    Jerry and I send our prayers and condolences to all of Bobby’s family. We are deeply saddened to hear of his passing.Bobby and I grew up cousins and friends. I have fond memories of Bobby. When we were teenager’s, he would come to our farm and visit me and my family. He really loved my Mommy Sudie and my Daddy John. He always wanted to ride one of my Daddy’s mule’s. Bobby thought they should ride and act like a horse. Sometimes the mule and Bobby had different ideas and the mule usually won. We always had a good time and a few laughs when he came around. Bobby got me my first job as a car hop at a little drive in restaurant on the north side of Corbin. I was 14 years old. He was like a big brother, always watching out for me. Bobby would take me and some other friends to the drive-in- theater in Lily. My Mommy, Daddy and I were so proud of Bobby when he made it in Boxing. He would tell us his boxing stories and my Daddy loved it. Down through the years when my husband Jerry and I came back to Corbin for a visit, we would usually run into Bobby somewhere. It was always good to see him and we always started the conversation like it had only been a few days since we last saw each other. Bobby holds a special place in my heart and this is how I will lovingly remember him until one day when we all meet in heaven. Heaven is rejoicing and the world will forever be a lesser place without Bobby.
    Love and prayers
    Your cousin Lorene and husband Jerry.

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