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Thomas Winston Lawhon

Obituary for Thomas Winston Lawhon

June 26, 1930 - March 1, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 87


Thomas W. Lawhon, age 87, peacefully transitioned to eternal life on March 1, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Tom was born on June 26, 1930 (on his mother's birthday) in Taylor, Texas. He graduated from Hutto High School in 1947 and went on to serve his country in the United States Navy. While on shore leave in 1951, he met his wife, Barbara, on a blind date. After a two-week courtship, they were married in Reno, Nevada. On December 2, 2017, they celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. After Tom was Honorably Discharged from the Navy in 1952, they moved to San Antonio. He worked for Pearl Brewing Company as a machinist for over 38 years where he formed many lifelong friendships with his coworkers. He was a proud member of the International Association of Machinists. He served as a volunteer firefighter for Hollywood Park. He was a member of Alzafar Shriners and served as a Commander in the Legion of Honor. After his retirement from Pearl, he started his "second career" on the golf course, where he added many more lifelong friends. He especially enjoyed his time with the Alzafar Golf Unit. Tom had a sensitive spirit with a great love for animals and many altruistic friendships. He will be remembered for his quick wit and wonderful sense of humor, his love of golf, but most of all for his commitment to his wife and family.
Tom is survived by his wife, Barbara Lawhon; daughters, Cherie Webster, Pam McCarthy (Tom), Pat Gavia (David), Susan Schinker, Janie Simmons (Walt); as well as 15 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and numerous extended family members. He is preceded in death by his son, David Lawhon; father, Edwin A. Lawhon; mother, Nena Moody Lawhon; brother, Edwin L. Lawhon and sister, Dale Brown.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 9, 2018 at Porter Loring Mortuary North.
9:30 A.M.

Rev. Greg Robertson and Chap. Harry Miller will officiate. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery with Military Honors. Masonic service will be conducted under the auspices of Davy Crockett Lodge #1225, A.F.&A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or a charity of your choice. Special thanks to the many caring and loving staff members at Shavano Park Senior Living.

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