Eric Jonathan Lawson

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Eric Jonathan Lawson, 73, of Mountain Home, passed away of natural causes on July 26, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 3:00PM, on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, in Boise. Cremation was under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

Eric was born on November 30, 1946 to John and Colleen Lawson. He spent his childhood living in several states and overseas while his father served in the Army. After high school, Eric joined the Air Force and served 23 years, to include 2 tours in Vietnam. After his retirement from the military, he continued to serve his country as a Federal Civil Service employee for an additional 26 years with the Civil Engineers Squadron at MHAFB.

Eric was a gentle giant of a man and all who knew him knew that he was one of the most generous, kind, and soft-hearted human beings on Earth. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Eric always made time to help other people and give to his community. He coached several youth sports over the years and gave countless hours to the Girl Scouts of America. After his retirement, he volunteered at the Mountain Home VA Clinic and was a member of the Mountain Home COPS (Citizens on Patrol). Eric was truly an honorable man and the empty space he leaves can never be filled.

Eric is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Diana Lawson, his children Bruce (Marty), Daphne (Scott), Chris (Cynthie) and Carrie, as well as 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Theodore Lawson, and his family as well as his brother, Michael Lawson. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his younger brother, Steven Lawson.

The family asks that in lieu flowers that donations be made to Stanís Veterans Fishing Trips in support of the Idaho State Veterans Home. Please send donations to: Stanís Veterans Fishing Trips, Juniper Ranch, 21500 Wells Rd, Caldwell, ID 83605.