SSgt. Alexander Scott Lawson, U.S. Army, 32 of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
He was a member of Jacksboro United Methodist Church.
He was honorably discharged from the United States Army after serving up to five tours of duty, including Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Inherent Resolve. He was awarded the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Medal Unit Award (5th Award), Meritorious Unit Commendation (2nd Award), Valorous Unit Award, Component Achievement Medal (2nd Award), National Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award), Armed Forced Reserve Medal, 10 Year Device Bronze Hourglass, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device, NATO Medal, and Combat Infantryman Badge.
The world lost a beautiful man, son, brother, and grandson who believed in freedom and had a passion for the outdoors, the beach, and paintball. He was a dedicated leader who gave all to his country.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Gloria Jane Thomas; paternal grandmother, Frankie Lawson; grandparents: Lee and Joan Asbury.
He is survived by mother and stepfather, Mannetta and Monte Tucker; father and stepmother, Ron and Elizabeth Lawson; brother and sister-in-law, Matthew Thomas Lawson and Crystal Lawson; paternal grandfather, Earl Lawson; maternal grandfather, Gorton Thomas; and a host of other family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2019, at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with a Celebration of Life to follow.
A Military Honor Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on Lyons View Pike with full military honors presented by the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to smokymountainservicedogs.org or sent to 110 Tooweka Circle, Loudon, TN 37774, whose mission is to enhance the physical and psychological quality of life for the wounded veterans by providing custom-trained mobility assistance service dogs at no cost to the veterans.
Condolence may be extended at www.rosemortuary.com.
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