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David Therrell Lawson, Jr. passed away on Saturday July 15, 2023. Born June 5, 1997, in Roanoke and raised in Norfolk, VA, he is son of Louise Graham “Gray” Lyles Lawson and David Therrell Lawson.
David attended Norfolk Academy, playing on both the varsity lacrosse and football teams, and graduated in 2015. David went on to attend Hampton Sydney College and graduated with a degree in Journalism and Marketing from the University of South Carolina in 2020. While attending Hampton Sydney, David played Lacrosse, and as a student at the University of South Carolina, he was active in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. David worked for two years in Charleston for Push Media as a marketing specialist, then entered Clemson University’s Master of Real Estate Development program in Greenville. He was working in Charleston as a real estate development intern at RCB Development this summer.
In addition to enjoying sports, David had a love of the outdoors, lifeguarding on the ocean front in Virginia Beach, and becoming an avid surfer, snow and water skier, hunter, fisherman and golfer. David could also often be found kite boarding off the coast of Charleston. David was also an animal lover having been brought up with his chocolate labs, a Japanese Chin and several cats. His Siberian Husky, Mako, became one of his closest friends and accompanied David everywhere.
David’s beautiful, loving and kind heart was evident to anyone who met him. His glowing and infectious smile could melt the coldest heart. His laughter, wit and charm made him beloved by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was generous with his time, investing in his friends and loved ones. David even invested in the next generation, coaching middle school level lacrosse in Wilmington, NC and for the Charleston Elite youth development program. He will be greatly missed by everyone he touched.
In addition to his parents, David is survived by his sister Rachel Lawson, his faithful companion Mako, Uncles Bill Lyles III (Jeanne) and Peter Lawson (Marion), his Aunt Sutton Cox, Grandmother Rowena Lyles, and cousins William Lyles, Mason Lyles, Chris Cox, Sissy Cox, Ellie Lawson, and Josie Lawson. He was preceded in death by his Grandparents Billy Lyles, Vola and David Lawson.
A celebration of David’s life will be held July 21, 2023, at St Michael’s Church 71 Broad St., Charleston, SC at 10:30 am with internment in the historic church yard to follow. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mt. Pleasant Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the David T Lawson, Jr. Memorial Fund of St. Michael’s Church or WakeUp Carolina, 857 Coleman Blvd., Suite D, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. https://www.wakeupcarolina.org/