Curtis Lee Lawson
  • 70 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 17, 1946
  • Date of passing: Jan 19, 2017
Let the memory of Curtis be with us forever

Curtis (Curt) Lee Lawson, peacefully passed away at his home surrounded by family. He was born in Appalachia, Virginia to loving parents Bascom (Curtis) Lawson, a coal miner and Eileen Lawson, a homemaker. He spent his childhood in Wyoming County, West Virginia and moved to Chicago, Il as a young adult, before entering the Army. Curt was proud to be an Army Vietnam Veteran. He moved to California after the Service. Curt married the love of his life, Lucy in October of 1999. He was the owner of Concord Termite Control for over 30 years, however never boasting, he only referred to himself as a termite inspector when asked what he did for a living.

Curt was a long time member and Lay Pastor of Christ Community Church of the Nazarene in Concord. He was a respected leader in his Church and a devout Christian. He considered the Nazarene Church his second home and the congregation his extended family. When he wasn’t working, volunteering at his church, going to the gym or taking weekend trips, he was with his family. Curt was always a country boy at heart, from his love of country music, horses, playing the guitar, hunting, fishing, making ammunition and forever adding to his avid gun collection. He always looked forward to his road trips with his brother and meeting up with his sisters to visit their childhood stomping grounds. He also loved traveling to his homes in the Philippines to visit family and celebrate his birthdays.

Curt is survived by his loving wife, Lucy B. Lawson and proud children; son, Curtis Lee Lawson, Jr.(Cristie) of Sioux Falls, SD; daughters, Carmen Jean Jones (John) of Discovery Bay, CA and Christle Lynn Mastro (Joe) of Concord, CA along with his Brother, Joe Carl Lawson (Carol) of Schaumburg, Il, Sister, Joyce Ann Holbert (Robert) of Fredricksburg, VA, Sister, Patricia Faye Houldson of Palm Springs, CA., as well as survived by his twelve wonderful grandchildren, 3 nephews, 4 nieces and many friends he treated like family.

Curt was admired by his friends, colleagues and community for his honesty, humility, strong morals, faith, generosity and kindness. He was adored, respected and loved by his wife, children and grandchildren. Curt's devotion, advice, unconditional love, laughter and smile will be dearly missed by his family, friends and everyone that was blessed to know him.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Marianna Bottari on 12th June 2017

"Somehow I missed the passing of Curt, who I've known and respected as a  Realtor for over 25 years!.  He was the best. Reliable, honest and to the point.  I heard from a fellow Realtor who also had learned just recently.  We used to have an online newsletter where I'm sure Curt's passing should have gone at the Contra Costa Assn. of Realtor.  We all loved him.  Condolences to his family and co-workers."

This tribute was added by Gina Arnold on 26th March 2017

"Curt, you were my big brother when I needed one and mine was living in another state. You treated me like a sister and my children like they were family, too. You were such a shining light in this world and we will never forget your love and kindness. Now you're shining your light from Heaven and that makes us all smile to know we have you as our newest guardian Angel. Love always from this side."

This tribute was added by Ozzie Finley Sr. on 28th February 2017

"It saddened me deeply when I heard of the passing of my childhood friend "Curt" Lawson...although I am a few years older, in the West Virginia coal-camps where we grew up age was not much of a factor when making friends …we all melded together like one big family. I remember Curt running around the Glover, West Virginia coal camp, along the Guyandotte River,  in the summer covered with "bug-dust" (coal dust) we kicked up from running and playing tag and such most usually barefoot or in a pair of well-worn U.S. Keds . Curt comes from good stock,  his father Bascom was a hard working coal miner and his mother Eileen worked along with my mother at a Keystone Gas Station pumping gas to help pay the bills. Honesty and an outstanding work ethic were instilled in Curt and his siblings from an early age. Although I got to see Curt only once or twice after leaving the coalfields and joining the Navy, many times my thoughts and memories returned to those glorious days back then and to the Lawson family in particular. It saddens my heart at his passing; it gladdens my heart to learn he was so active in his church and ministered there. In a short while we will be running around again together on the streets of paradise…no more pain, no more worry, only happiness…You will be sorely missed here Curtis Lee Lawson, my friend."

This tribute was added by Matt Webb on 25th February 2017

"I only got a couple of years with Curt, but his impact on my life was huge. With the love of Jesus, he welcomed my family into his family. I will never forget his kindness. Be at peace my friend. You are home now, resting in the shekhinah."

This tribute was added by Janice Bailey on 20th February 2017

"My heart is heavy for the family that loved Curt so much. But I celebrate his new eternal life. HIs beautiful smile, his sweet spirit and his caring ways will be missed. I remember the green camp days, the Glover days and the memories made. I am so glad that Curt shared  a part of life with me and my family. My Mom adored him and treated him like another son. He was my brother and my friend."

This tribute was added by joyce holbert on 14th February 2017

"Love You To The Moon and back. You are  my shinning star.Sis. Feb 14 20 -17"

This tribute was added by joyce holbert on 14th February 2017

"Curtis i love you so much. I Am so glad we had some time together. I Will miss you so much.Look down at me and smile your pretty smile All My Love To  You    Joyce Ann Lawson Holbeert"

This tribute was added by Paulette Myers on 12th February 2017

"I had little time with cousin Curt, but I will remember his great smile and how he genuinely listened.  So glad to share time with him and family last summer. My thoughts and prayers are with all his loved ones."

This tribute was added by Sandra Clark on 7th February 2017

"Forever remembered and loved."

This tribute was added by Patricia Houldson on 3rd February 2017

"You will always remain close to my Heart❤️"

This tribute was added by Pete Laurence on 31st January 2017

"As a long time Realtor and also a Vietnam veteran, Curt and I got along very well. He'd call me his "favorite Realtor" but he probably said that to about all of us!!! He was friendly, honest, dedicated to his business & Family, and just a Super guy. He will indeed be missed by all who knew him! -  Pete at ReMax WC."

This tribute was added by Shirley Christian on 28th January 2017

"So thankful for the time I had with Curt and his family this past summer.  Love all of you and my prayers are with each of you."

This tribute was added by Christle Mastro on 26th January 2017

"Some of my best memories were at our house in Clayton where my dad taught me how to ride a horse, fly a kite and ride my Strawberry Shortcake bike with a huge banana seat . I would often sit in his lap while he drove a mini tractor while landscaping the back yard and eat all of his sugar cubes out of his office on our property where he had started Concord Termite Control.  As I grew older and had a family of my own, he was still very much involved. I will deeply miss his Wednesday afternoon visits, Saturday morning donut drop offs and Sunday morning quick " Hi" and " Goodbyes" with Lucy to pick my kids up for church.  I already feel a huge void and will learn to readjust but was and am still so proud and truly lucky to be able to call him my Dad."

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Christle Mastro
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