Charles Glen Lawson, known by his friends and family as "Glen", went to be with his Lord on September 24, 2018. He was 96 years old. Glen attended Roosevelt High School in St. Louis and met his future bride, and the love of his life, Dorothy, at South Side Baptist Church. Glen served in WWII as a combat engineer with the Rainbow Division and received two bronze stars participating in the Battle of the Bulge. He was not one to talk about the war, but wrote a quite a funny saga of his experiences at the request of his grandchildren. He avoided telling the awful parts. After the war, Glen began working as a welder at a boiler manufacturing plant. Later he helped his father-in-law as a mechanic and later worked at McMann Pontiac where he worked on Stan Musial's car on occasion. He later moved his family to California and worked as a draftsman for the city. Glen could fix almost anything around the house and was proud of his handyman abilities. Once when his brother- in-law, Jim (a physician) asked him to fix his car, Jim was beginning to tell him how to fix it when Glen interrupted and said, "I'll make you a deal, I won't tell you how to operate on a patient, if you won't tell me how to fix your car!" Glen will always be remembered for his wit, his faith and his long conversations in which we sometimes had to rescue the victim. He taught his children that they always be true to their word and to always return anything borrowed in as good shape, or better, when returning it. He enjoyed vacations to national parks, listening to the St. Louis Cardinals and visiting relatives. He was a devout Christian and attended the Rolla, Seventh Day Adventist church where he was an active member. Glen is survived by his children Lary (Lori), Gary (Gini) and Karen. He also had a son, Kenneth, who preceded him in death. Glen has six grandchildren, Julie, Steve, Jennifer, Kelly, Blake and Clint plus eight great grandchildren. Glen has a sister, Loraine and he had a brother, Darwin "Corky" who proceeded him in death. A graveside service will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018 1:00 PM at the Liberty Cemetery in Belle, MO., on Hwy. 28. The cemetery is located in front of a church just before entering, or leaving, the city of Belle, depending on the direction you are coming from. If coming from Rolla, the cemetery is on the right. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the homeless through an agency of your choice. The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the Lawson family.
Saturday, October 20th, 2018 1:00pm, Liberty Cemetery