John David 'J.D.' Lawson


BRAZIL - John David "J.D." Lawson, 68, of Clay County, passed away at Gibson Family Hospice, in Terre Haute, on Dec. 18, 2018. J. D. was born on Oct. 13, 1950, in Clay County, the son of Robert and Anna Mae (Clark) Lawson.
He graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1969 where he was a member of the basketball team. J.D. spent most of his life working as a farmer. Along with his business partner Mike Jacob he owned and operated Morton Sale Barn on Highway 36, for several years. He farmed with his father and found a love for raising and selling cattle. He continued his love for cattle by teaching his daughter, Cathi, the trade. Together, they worked the farm by raising and selling cattle and attending sales together.
J.D. enjoyed working for and supporting 4-H endeavors throughout the state. He also volunteered his time appraising cattle at 4-H events.
He is survived by his daughter, Cathi Cepek and fiancé Justin Wilson of Carbon.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Lawson.
Visitation will be at Lawson - Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave., in Brazil, on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m., and again Friday from 10 a.m. until time of services. Services will be at the funeral home, on Friday, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery, in Rosedale. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley 400 Eighth Ave., Terre Haute, Ind., 47804 or Youth Food Program c/o Clay County YMCA, 225 E Kruzan St, Brazil, IN 47834 in his memory. To light a candle in his memory visit
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