Richard “Lee” Lawson

Richard “Lee” Lawson

Richard “Lee” Lawson, 82 of Bement, died at 2:15 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 at the Villas of Hollybrook in Monticello.

A private burial will be in Bement Cemetery. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements. A guestbook is available at

Lee was born March 28, 1937 in Bement, a son of Reed and Opal (Olinger) Lawson. He worked as the maintenance manager for 40 years at General Cable in Monticello.

He is survived by his three children, Terry L. (Jill) Lawson of Bement, Michael E. (Joan) Lawson of Monticello, Debbie L. Sisk of Arcola; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Margie Ganley of Bement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, one brother and wives, Sonja, Bobbie and Deloris.

His friends and family will all miss his wisdom, his kindness, his sense of humor and his easy smile.