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Rex Lawman

Springdale, AR, 1914 - 2014

Rex Lawman, 100, of Springdale passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at Willard Walker Hospice in Fayetteville.
He was born Sept. 16, 1914 in Severy, Kansas to Harley and Jesse Lawman. He completed high school there and in 1936, he married the love of his life for 70 years, Mildred Speer. Wanting to provide better for his family, Rex worked in many jobs until he found his niche in selling. He worked for Central Bag Company in Kansas City, Mo. for 40 years.
During World War II, because of his background working in electricity, he was selected to be in the Office of War Information and ran the Voice of America Radio. He had many hobbies: woodworking, farming, traveling in a motorhome and having a cabin in the Little Red River area. He was a member of the Church of Christ for over 60 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, a grandson, his parents and two sisters.
Survivors include daughters, Karen H. Lawman of Springdale and Andrea L. Baldwin of Cornville, Ariz.; and daughter by Choice, Lola T West of Springdale; grandchildren, Jason Hawk of Arivaca, Ariz. and Jordan Baldwin of Cornville, Ariz.; two great grandchildren, Kamui and River Baldwin; many nieces and nephews and two special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Hearld and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Adkins.
A memorial service will be held in North Little Rock, Ark. at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Connections Equine Therapy, 11585 Purple Sage Road, Cornville, AZ 86325 and Willard Walker Hospice House, 325 E. Longview Street, Fayetteville, AR 72703.
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Published November 2, 2014

Sisco Funeral Chapel
705 W. Meadow St., Springdale, AR
Phone: 479-751-4577