David M. “Poppa” Lawson

08/05/1939 –


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  • Visitation
Date: 01/21/2020
Time: 6:00 pm
 – 8:00 pm
  • Funeral Gathering
Date: 01/22/2020
Time: 2:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm


To view webcast go to southcrestlive.churchonline.org

David M. Lawson, lovingly referred to as “Poppa” passed away on January 17, 2020. The family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. We will celebrate his life of 80 years at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at Southcrest Baptist Church. Friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy for the family to cherish and view his life tribute at www.memorialdesigners.net.

David was born on August 5, 1939, to Lonzo and Mona (Bridges) Lawson in Moffat, Texas. David grew up in Moffat, Texas and graduated from Belton High School in 1957. He married Barbara Mulkey on December 31, 1959.  David had many careers throughout his life from working at a lumber yard, a linen service company and a lengthy oil field construction career before surrendering to the Ministry in 1981.  He entered Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary at the age of 45 where he earned his Master of Divinity.  He pastored Hillside Baptist Church in Electra for 4 ½ years and First Baptist Church in Jean, Texas for 4 ½ years.  David joined Southcrest Baptist Church in 1994 where he served as a Sunday School teacher and member of the choir for many years where he remained faithful in his service and support of the church.  David loved his Southcrest family and devoted his life to learning everything he could about his Saviour, Jesus Christ.  His daily routine began with a personal Bible study and Prayer and ended with a bedtime Prayer.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; children, Mike (Shelly) Lawson, Charles (Melissa) Lawson and Cindy (Jim) Gordey; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Margie Bruton, of Dripping Springs, Texas and Ruby (George) Barrett of Belton, Texas; two brothers, Elton Lawson of Moffat, Texas, and C.L. (Marva) Lawson of Holland, Texas; sister-in-law, Juanita Parsons; and brother-in-law, O.E. Floyd, Jr..

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Doyle C. and Carroll Lawson.




The family of David M. Lawson has designated the Southcrest Baptist Church Greater Building Fund for memorial contributions donated in his memory.


5 thoughts on “David M. “Poppa” Lawson”

  1. Prayers, hugs and all to my Aunt Barbara, Mike, Charlie and Cindy. I loved this man to the moon and back. He was a very special uncle to me. I know he is celebrating with all our family that has gone on before.

  2. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you. We have a lot of fond memories with you all

    Lamoine Dyke
    Vickie (Dyke) Judd

  3. Howard and Georgie Timmons

    There are so many specials memories of your family through a lot of years. Sorry we will not be able to attend the service. May God bring comfort and peace to all of you.

  4. May God hold you close and give you comfort when you need it most. David was a special blessing to me. Always waiting to lift my spirits when I needed it most. I will forever miss his presence in my life.

  5. Barbara & Family ~~~ I was shocked when I opened our local newspaper yesterday morning & found David’s picture on the obituary page. I called Lydia to see if she was aware that David had passed away & she was shocked as well. I have such fond memories of David as we grew up in Moffat & graduated from BHS in ’57. He & I played ping pong in the rec. center all dressed up for prom. We went to prom stag & soon decided to go play ping pong instead!! He was always such a good friend to all of us who rode the bus to Belton from Moffat. I enjoyed getting to know you, Barbara, & fondly remember y’all visiting Fred & me when we lived in Lubbock. I’m so thankful for all the memories & Lydia has a lot of special memories as well. She asked me to send her thoughts & prayers for all of you & she & I would like to be there with all of you during this time. May God hold you close & give you His peace that passes all understanding. Love to all of you, Jane

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