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Carroll D. Lawton Sr.

Carroll D. Lawton Sr. Carroll D. Lawton Sr.

Carroll Dean Lawton Sr., 86, Corydon, Ind., passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021, at Indian Creek Convalescent Center in Corydon.

He was born March 2, 1935, in Gideon, Okla., the son of Wilbur Austin and Ethel Crawford Lawton.

He worked for Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. in Louisville, Ky., from 1979 to 1986 and then retired as a night watchman at Norstam Veneer in Mauckport, Ind., where he worked from 1987 to 2004.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Carroll Dean Lawton Jr.; daughter, Lydia Lawton; brothers, Earl, Bob, Harold, Howard, Herb and Charles Lawton; sisters, Dorothy Getchel, Caroline Lawton and Elizabeth Koom; and granddaughter, Christine Lawton Britton.

He is survived by sons Mark Lawton of Georgetown, Ind., and Wilbur Gayle Lawton (Anna) and Austin Dale Lawton (Kim), both of Corydon; daughter, Sheila Barber of Taylorsville, Ky.; and sister, Laura Louise Kaufer of Mill Creek, Wash.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon. Pastor Webster Oglesby will officiate. Burial will be in Jordan Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Nathan, Nick, Jeff, Jim and David Lawton and Andy Lyons. Honorary pallbearers will be Norman and Micha Lawton.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2021, and on Thursday from 8 to 10 a.m. also at the funeral home in Corydon.

The family suggests memorial gifts be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Kentucky, 250 E. Liberty St., Suite 710, Louisville, KY 40202.

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