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Royce Vernon Lawson

April 20, 1939 — January 12, 2023

Shawnee, KS

Royce Vernon Lawson, 83, of Shawnee, KS, passed away on Jan. 12, 2023 at Brookdale Shawnee. He was born on April 20, 1939, in Meade, KS, to Vernon and Wynona Lawson.

Royce is preceded in death by his brothers, Alan Lawson, and Charles “Chuck” Lawson.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Kay L (Roberts) Lawson; children, Scott (Laura) Lawson, Mark (Paula) Lawson, Todd (Stephanie) Lawson; grandchildren, Matthew Lawson, Sierra Lawson, Jacob Lawson, Alex Ekins, Mary Katherine Ekins; brother, Jerry Lawson; sister-in-law Karen Miller.

He grew up in Plains, KS, graduted from Hutchinson Junior College where he played basketball and met his wife, and graduated from Wichita University. Royce loved spending time with his grandchildren, baseball (especially the KC Royals), and playing golf.  He worked for Arthur Anderson, Whitaker Cable, QO Chemical, K&Company, along with many other consulting jobs.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to:  Negro Leagues Baseball Museum 1616 East 18th Street Kansas City, MO 64108 or KU Azlheimer's Disease Center 4350 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Fairway, KS, 66205.

There will be a Celebration of Life Service at Milburn Country Club on Friday, April 21, 2023, starting at 11 a.m.

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