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Cross Memorial Baptist Church
Sunday March 14th, 2021

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Allan "Buck" Lawing



In the early morning hours of Thursday, March 11th, 2021, our hardworking and beloved Allan “Buck” Lawing passed peacefully in his home he built and was right where he wanted to be.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Welch Lawing (married 43 years) and parents, Guy and Betty Lawing, and his fur babies, Max and Mia. 


Being the only boy of four children, Allan leaves behind his dear sisters, Irma, Norma and her husband, Glenn and Mary and her late husband, Bo.  In addition to his siblings, he leaves behind his special brother-in-law, Jimmy Welch, who stayed by his side.  Allan was grateful for him.  He is survived by a number of nieces and nephews (Stephen, Tara, Ashley, Justin, Whitney and Lindsay); and many great nieces and nephews that he cherished deeply.  And taking care of him till the end, he leaves behind a special niece, Haley Lewis and her son, Sutton. 


Allan worked hard his entire life until his body could no longer.  He was an honorable veteran of the United States Army where he was stationed in Germany.  He had various jobs working to install ceramic tiles and linoleum; worked at Baxter Healthcare for 20 years; and retired from MB Haynes. 


Never having children of his own, he was a lover of dogs-always feeding the neighborhood dogs and letting them inside when cold.  He spent his spare time on the golf course, where he had many friends that knew him as “Buck”.  Allan was an avid Tar Heel lover, always making calls to the family when they won or when he knew the first snowflake fell in PG, he was our family weatherman!


The biggest piece of Allan’s heart broke when he lost Nancy in September 2018.  His heart and family are now complete again.  For a man that worked so hard his whole life, he is now at rest and at peace.  “You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands, you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.”  God rewards those that work hard, and our sweet Allan has received the best reward of all.


A celebration of Allan’s life will be held on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service with Rev. Steve Hawkins and Rev. Harold Webb officiating.  Military honors will be provided by the United States Army.


Allan spent many years making many charitable donations to different contributions.  It was his request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 (www.stjude.org) and/or to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O.  Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).


The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of CarePartners Hospice & Palliative Care-McDowell for the extraordinary care they provided Allan and his family during his final journey. 





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A candle was lit in memory of Allan "Buck" Lawing

Debbie Harmon Mar 15 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Allan "Buck" Lawing

Jackie Hall Mar 15 2021 12:00 AM

Roberta and I send our deepest sympathy and our prayers to all of the family. Love to you all
Roberta and Allen

Allen&Roberta Bruner Mar 14 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Allan "Buck" Lawing

sha pack Mar 14 2021 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tim & Martha Gouge Mar 14 2021 12:00 AM

I'll never play another round of golf without thinking of you Buck. Hit 'em straight

Matt Mar 13 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Allan "Buck" Lawing

Rita Christopher Mar 13 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Allan, he was a tribute to his wonderful parents and the Lawing name. Susan

Susan Lawing Mar 13 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Allan "Buck" Lawing

Melissa Peterson Mar 13 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, Bill, Melissa and Toby Peterson

Melissa Peterson Mar 13 2021 12:00 AM

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