John David Lawson, 72, of Lagro, Indiana, died at 7:38 pm, Friday, Feb.19, 2021 in North Manchester, Indiana. He was born Jan. 13, 1949 at the Wabash County Hospital to J. Warner and Marvelean (Semans) Lawson.

John was a 1967 graduate of Northfield High School and attended Vincennes University. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He married Valerie Edwardson in Minot, North Dakota on Oct. 31, 1970. John retired from Consolidated Freightways, where he was a truck driver. He also drove truck for Pefley’s and G&S Metals. He was a member of the Lagro Community Church, the Lagro American Legion Post 248, and was a Lagro Volunteer Fireman for 28 years. John loved people and was a stranger to no one. He enjoyed collecting model trains and especially enjoyed his 1932 Chevy truck.