DONALD E. LAWYER, 89
Donald “Don” E. Lawyer, 89, of Zanesville died at 3:18 a.m. Saturday, September 2, 2017, at the Genesis Morrison House Hospice.
He was born on July 25, 1928, in Zanesville, Ohio the son of Bert and Helen (Bowman) Lawyer.
Don was a Korean Conflict Army Veteran and retired from the Kroger Company where he worked as a meat cutter for 42 years. Don was a celebrated family storyteller and lived a grateful life. Don would always tell his family, “Keep a smile on your face and a song in your heart.”
He is survived by the light of his life and wife of 65 years, Betty L. (Knight) Lawyer; one daughter, Joni (Kevin) Strang of Newark; three sons, Donald (Sherri) Lawyer of Wisconsin, Lon "Kevin" (Esther) Lawyer of Nashport and Lance (Peggy) Lawyer of Blue Rock. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren: Emily (David) Strang Tarbert; Codi (John) Williamson; Lyndsay (Mike) Simon; Amanda (Vonzel) Hagans; Katie (Justin) Lawyer; Taylor (Georgia) Strang; Kylee Roberts; and 11 great-grandchildren. Don was affectionately known as “Dollar Grandpa” to his many grandchildren who could always expect to receive a fresh one-dollar bill when they visited.
He is preceded in death by his parents, 11 siblings, and his dog and faithful companion of many years, Levi.
Friends may call 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 5th at the Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Chaplain Tim Patton officiating. Burial with military honors will conclude at the Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Genesis Hospice Care, 713 Forest Avenue, Zanesville, Ohio or to the Muskingum County Animal Shelter Society, 1430 Newark Rd. Zanesville, Ohio.
The Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Avenue, Zanesville is in charge of the arrangements. To share memories and condolences with Don’s family please visit www.BryanHardwickFuneralHome.com.