Larry E. Lawson Sr., 68 of Harrisburg, passed peacefully on June 12, 2020. Larry was predeceased by both parents Herman Lawson Sr. and Blanch (Jeffries) Lawson and a sister, Lula Lawson. Larry was a three-sport athlete, participating in wrestling, football, track and field, receiving a varsity scholarship in football from Clarion University. Larry retired with more than 30 years of service at Harrisburg School District, acquiring his Master's Degree from Millersville University, teaching both at Rowland Intermediate School and Harrisburg High School. He coached the wrestling and track teams and was known as “The Math Mathematician.” Larry was a prominent member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, as well as several organizations including; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, the National Education Association, NAACP, PSEA, Minority Black Caucus, South Central PA Sickle Cell Council, Central PA Food Bank, Crossroads UM Church Food Bank, US Census 2020 and was a community advocate for many. Larry leaves his children; Larry Jr. (Maleika), Gwen, Kim, Eric (Lien), Michael (Melissa) and Jarmar, his siblings; Gloria Bright, Dr. Herman (Judy) Lawson, Shirley Lawson, Delores Ford, Elma Jean "Jeannie" Scott and Robert (Margie) Lawson, Sr., 10 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Services on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 10 a.m., viewing 9 a.m., burial in East Harrisburg Cemetery, Hooper Memorial Home, Inc. is handling arrangements and adhering to the COVID – 19 guidelines in Phase Green.
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Burial is being held privately for the immediate family at East Harrisburg Cemetery.