Billy Anthony 'Tony' Lawson

Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home

Billy Anthony 'Tony' Lawson

Funeral services for, Billy Anthony 'Tony' Lawson, have been set for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 24th at the First Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. David Brantley. Burial will follow in the Maysville Cemetery with the assistance of Zane Boswell, Mason Lawson, Casey Lawson, Terry Walker, Klinton Gibson and Robby Gibson serving as pallbearers. Honorary bearers include Freddy Don, Carroll, Lonnie Jr., Adam, Nick, Matt, Joe, Dillon, Bronson, Brad, Tracy, members of the Springer Fire Department and Southern Oklahoma Speedway family.

Tony, son of the late Lonnie Lawson, Sr. and Oleta Williams Lawson, was born September 8, 1956, at Lindsay, Oklahoma. He grew up in Ardmore and graduated from Ardmore High School with the Class of 1974.

Tony retired from the Michelin of North America tire manufacturing plant in Ardmore where he was in the stock preparation and quality control departments. He had also retired from the Springer Volunteer Fire Department.

Tony was proud of his Native American heritage and was a member of Chickasaw Nation. In his leisure time Tony enjoyed dirt track racing and fishing, pickin' and grinnin', tinkering with cars, volunteering, and spending time with his family and friends.

A kind and gentle man, Tony passed away Friday, June 18, 2021,after a valiant struggle with the Covid-19 Virus at the age of 64 years, 9 months and 10 days.

Tony is survived by his son, Billy Lawson and his wife, Alexia; daughters, Holly Lawson and Christy Lawson Boswell; sister, Lonna Shorter and husband Kenneth; brothers, Lonnie Lawson, Jr. and wife Kathy, Freddy Don Lawson and wife Melinda and Carroll Lawson; his grandchildren, Mason, Amelia, Jaxon and Chase Lawson; Madison Beesley, Zane and Katie Boswell. In addition to his parents a nephew, Scott Lawson preceded him in death.

Tony Lawson will be missed but not forgotten.

A time of visitation and support for family and friends will be Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.

The family suggests that memorials be made to the Springer Fire Department, 130 Angus Avenue, Springer, Oklahoma 73458.

Services have been entrusted to Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home where condolences and words of comfort may be sent to the family online at

Published on June 21, 2021