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Odis Lee Lawson

May 6, 2018
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Odis Lee Lawson was born in Ponca City,‭ ‬Oklahoma on October‭ ‬18,‭ ‬1945.‭ ‬He was‭ ‬ the son of the late George and Ossie‭  ‬Lawson.‭ ‬He departed from this life on May‭ ‬6,‭ ‬2018‭ ‬after a long battle with cancer.‭ ‬Odis attended and was baptized at an early age upon acceptance of Jesus Christ at St.‭ ‬John Baptist Church in Ponca City,‭ ‬OK under the leadership of the late Rev.‭  ‬J.P.‭ ‬Patterson.
Odis attended Attucks High School,‭ ‬Ponca City East Jr.‭ ‬High and went on to graduate in‭ ‬1963‭ ‬from Ponca City High School.‭  ‬After high school he joined the U.S.‭ ‬Navy.‭  ‬His ship The USS Kawishiwi‭  ‬A0146‭ ‬was home ported in Pearl Harbor Hawaii.‭ ‬He made two trips to Vietnam during the war.‭  ‬He received a honorable discharge as BM3‭ ‬in October‭  ‬1966.‭ ‬After leaving the Navy he returned home and went to work for Conoco in‭ ‬1967‭ ‬in the Computer Operations Dept.‭ ‬In‭ ‬2002‭ ‬he retired from Conoco after‭ ‬35‭ ‬years as Operations supervisor.

Odis loved sports but his favorite was baseball.‭ ‬His hobbies included traveling and playing dominoes.

Odis Leaves behind to cherish his memories his wife of‭ ‬30‭ ‬years Phyllis M.‭ ‬Lawson,‭ ‬son Odis Lawson Jr.‭ (‬O.J.‭)‬,‭ ‬daughter Necole Hankerson,‭ ‬step children Marvel,‭ ‬Kenneth Jr,‭ ‬Lewis,‭ ‬Kennetha,‭ ‬Marquita.‭ ‬Along with many grandchildren,‭ ‬nieces,‭ ‬nephews,‭ ‬cousins and friends.‭ ‬He was preceded in death by both parents George and Ossie Lawson,‭ ‬Three brothers George Lawson Jr,‭ ‬Dexter Reed,‭ ‬and Odell‭ “‬Butch‭” ‬Lawson.‭

Odis will truly be missed.‭ ‬He had one written request down‭ “‬Only thing I ask is my claim to fame is,‭ ‬I was one of the Original P.C.‭ ‬MOJO’s.

Home Going Services will be held at‭ ‬11:00‭ ‬a.m.‭ ‬Saturday,‭ ‬May‭ ‬12,‭ ‬2018‭ ‬at Carl Renfo Center 445‭ ‬Fairview Ponca City,‭ ‬OK‭ ‬74601 under the kind guidance of the Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service.  Military honors will be conducted by the United States Navy.  Remembrances may be shared online at www.stittsworthfuneralservices.com.

 

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