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William Reid Lawing

William Reid (Reidy) Lawing, 96, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

He was born in Charlotte, N.C. to James Carl Lawing, Sr. and Jenna Lois Lawing. After transferring from Harding High, Reidy graduated from Thomasboro High School in 1942. Most of his career was spent with Uniroyal Tire Company in Charlotte. After early retirement at age 58, he found his true calling promoting The Shepherds Guide a local Christian business directory. Through the years, Reidy was involved in many ministries. Starting with the youth ministries at Garr Memorial Church and Camp Lurecrest. Later, he was in leadership with the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International and International Fellowship of Christian Business Men. For many years, Reidy attended Central Church, until his health declined. He was always a promotor of the name of Jesus by sharing tracts, Voice magazines and his beloved JESUS cards.

Reidy was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Martha House Lawing and his brother, James Carl Lawing, Jr.

He is survived by his sister, Lou McCulloch-Perkins; son, Kevin Reid Lawing and his wife, Sharon; his daughter, Jamie Clark and her husband, Ted; grandson, Justin Lawing and girlfriend, Andrea; grandson, Jason Lawing and his wife, Desiree; grandson, Bryan Lawing and his wife, Leigh; grandson, Jordan Clark and his wife, Michelle; granddaughter, Carlyn Jenna Clark; grandson, Camden Clark and his wife, Maura; great grandson, Jacob Henry Lawing.

The family will receive friends Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 11:30-12:30 pm in the Weatherby Hall at Central Church, 5301 Sardis Rd, Charlotte, NC. A celebration of his life service will directly follow at 12:30 pm.

(A private Interment will follow at Sharon Memorial Park. )

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Kevin and Jaimie, I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad, but know that Heaven is rejoicing and he's reunited with your Mom. I have so many wonderful memories of your Dad and Mom from Camp Lurecrest and Garr Church. Your Dad reached out to me when my Mom died and even sent me some of his little Jesus cards. Please know you're in my thoughts and prayers. Here's hoping that all the wonderful memories will sustain you in the days to come.

Sharon White Hagar Aug 13 2021 2:51 PM

Reidy was such a dear person. His love for God and other people was an inspiration. It was a joy working with him at Full Gospel and later at International Fellowship of Christian Businessmen. Steve and I loved being with him and Martha at the beach. He shared his faith with all he met with his Jesus cards. I loved Reidy and am glad I was blessed to know him. Kevin, Jamie, Lou and family may the love of friends comfort you and the love of God give you peace. You are in my prayers.

Carol B Ingram Aug 7 2021 9:58 AM

Im so sorry, having recently losing Mother I know the feeling. Your Daddy had so much to do with the comfort I have knowing Mother and Daddy are with the Lord. All my memories of him are happy. Your family is in my prayers.

Lynn Wallace Aug 5 2021 11:37 AM

Reidy, was an awesome guy and great family member. Reidy was my Mothers Nephew. I will always remember Reidy and Martha and the times we had together with family over the years. The family get togethers at Lake Wylie water skiing and the fun we all had all those years. An awesome man of God to his family and his church. Love to all the family.

Gary Reagan Aug 1 2021 3:31 PM

Dearest Lawing Family, So sorry to hear of Reidy's passing but we rejoice that he is now with Jesus and the love of his life, Martha along with all family members and friends who have gone before him. He now dwells in perfect peace and health with our Savior. I love all of you deeply and wish for you comfort in the days ahead as you lay him to rest.

Karen Long Sellers Aug 1 2021 8:52 AM