Jack F. Lawton
December 19, 1933 – March 7, 2019
Jack F. Lawton passed away peacefully on March 7, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born in McDonough on December 19, 1933 to the late George and Florence Lawton. Jack was also predeceased by his wife, Mary Lawton and his daughter, Jacqueline Lawton. Survivors include his loving children, Francis Lawton, John Lawton, Marie Wilbur, Virginia Norsen, Jamie Norwood, and Tony Lawton. Jack and Mary were married on April 12, 1952 and during their years together they had seven children, 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Jack raised his family and made his living in Norwich, spending 24 years at the Norwich Shoe Factory and upon his retirement he became a school crossing guard. Jack was well known and much loved by his family and community. Even though he has gone to his final resting place, he’ll be remembered for his amazing smile and contagious laugh. He will be truly missed. Funeral services for Jack will take place at 1:00 pm on Wednesday March 13, at R.J. Fahy Funeral Home, 116 N. Broad St. Norwich with Fr. Ralph Bove officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 am until the time of service. Jack will be laid to rest in the spring at St. Paul’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack’s memory may be made to Chenango SPCA, 6160 County Road 32, Norwich, NY 13815.
- Visitation Wednesday, March 13, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Jack F. Lawton
March 13, 2019
My heart breaks knowing that I was not there to say goodbye to you one last time. I saw a man that was slow to wrath, had a smile on his face and a quick wit. Grandpa will always be missed, but I will never forget the moments we share and I will strive to be slow to anger, to make people feel great about their lives and smile as often as I possibly can.
March 12, 2019
Dear Tony and family,
I am very saddened by the loss of your dad. It is difficult to lose a loved one, but a parent is especially painful.
I know you and the girls were very close to him and I pray that Jesus will fill that empty spot in all of your hearts.