Paul Francis Lawson Jr., 87, Topeka: April 18, 1932 – Dec. 3, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. – Paul Francis Lawson Jr., 87, of Topeka, Kan., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Paul was born April 18, 1932, and raised by Russell “Chubb” and Pauline (Delano) Evertson.

Paul graduated from Melvern High School, Melvern, Kan. He served in the U.S. Air Force and fought in the Korean War. He worked at Goodyear for more than 30 years. He enjoyed driving for 1-70 Auto Auction after retirement.

Paul married Vivian Lorraine Vanderslice. She preceded him in death in 1974. He married Cindy Poole on April 13, 1992.

He was preceded in death by a son, William Russell (Rusty) Lawson.

Paul is survived by his wife, Cindy L. Lawson; son, Daniel L. Lawson, Topeka; daughter, Lori Kampfer, Kansas City; stepsons, Mike and Jon Morris; four grandchildren, Tate, Tyler, Tiffany and Ashley; and two great grandchildren, Harper and Quinn. Paul was a good man and will be missed by many.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 400.

Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Davidson Funeral Home. Private family inurnment will be at the Lyndon Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post No. 400 and sent in care of the Davidson Funeral Home, 1035 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66608-1241, or see

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