Ward Lawton

Profile Updated: August 20, 2019
Ward Lawton
Class Year: 1954
Residing In: Westminster, SC USA
Spouse/Partner: Lost Shirley the love of my life 7-28-2018.
Homepage: wwchips2@bellsouth.net
Occupation: Retired from College Park Ga. Fire Department
Children: Laura, born 1955, Barney and Benita born 1956, Melissa born 1961
Yes! Attending Reunion
Life After High School (tell us what you've been up to):

Retired Fireman. Had a small Contracting business for over 40 years. Have wood workshop many years and that takes up my time which I love. Come September 10, 2014, Shirley and I will be Married 59 years. Can you beleive someone could put up with me that long. Lost Shirley 7-28-2018. We were together 64 years. Would give every thing I have just to hold her hand one more time. Stuff and things mean nothing to me anymore. God bless all who might read this. Ward '54

School Story:

After graduation from CPHS, went to work with the College Park Fire Departent and spent the next 30 years in school after school from Florida to Indiana.We were required to update our fire surppression methods year after year. Most people thought we just sit around I thought that to, boy did I learn. I tell people, man, don't mention school to me in any form except Sunday School, that I love. The People, Teachers and stories I met and heard would fill a book. My main study book now is the Wookworker Magazine I receive every Month just love it. Now each day is a new page in my education it keeps going on wheather I like it or not. Last year was a sad one for me-had to drop out of choir after 55 years Standing for long periods became a real problem. My favorite anthem "My Eternal King" Did some work on Ms Ruth Barron's home, you 1954 grads will remember her. Will add from time to time with whats left of my memory.

List the names of any of your siblings or other relatives who attended CPHS.

On Barney Lawton and twin sister Benita Lawton and Laura Lawton. Our youngest daughter went to Brairwood High School. Lost Shirley 7-28-2018 She passed away in her sleep. Ward Address, 512 Westminster Hwy. Westminster, South Carolina 29693 Tel#864-647-6399 as of 8-20-2019 Call and say hello

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Nov 27, 2019 at 3:28 PM

Billy you will have to address me as sir, mine 6-2-35. Been looking for you in the movies I understand they are making a lot there in Fayetteville. I believe I could make the cast in "The Walking Dead." You know John and Benita are moving to Williamston in Pike County. Benita said only the rich families like yourself can afford to live In Fayetteville. Happy Birthday a few days ahead, can't take chances. One of the few left of the"54 CPHS Noah class left. Keep drawing that Social Security. Ward

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Nov 22, 2019 at 4:01 PM
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Nov 17, 2019 at 3:32 PM

Happy birthday Paul. How many miles of wire did you pull? You did some work on our house one time. Hope all is well with you and yours. Lost Shirley year ago. Ward

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Nov 22, 2019 at 1:54 PM

Posted on: Nov 15, 2019 at 3:09 PM

Patsy, happy birthday a few days early, you visited Shirley and I one time when we lived across the street from your parents. I believe you at one time lived next to Longino Park. Lost Shirley a year ago we were together 64 years. CPHS grads have spread far and wide but most like me, College Park will always be my (our) home. Class of Noah "54. Ward

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Nov 14, 2019 at 4:39 PM

Happy birthday Mike day late. Had insurance with your Family and State Farm for 61 years. Still do, two cars and home. No claims yet, May should have not said that might put the monkey on my back. Ward Lawton Class of Noah 1954.

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Nov 15, 2019 at 4:14 PM

Posted on: Nov 10, 2019 at 2:54 PM

Espy, happy birthday week early. You will have to call me sir, got you by 15 months. By the way my two brothers were swabbys, one for 28 years the other 4 years. My older brother hated mops, he got out. Pound for pound you were toughest running back to wear the white and blue. I could have been better, I watched the cheer leaders to much. Ward Lawton '54

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Nov 05, 2019 at 10:00 PM

Frankie happy birthday a few days early. Remember you when you worked with City of College Park. I retired from CP fire department with 26 years of service. Knew all your sisters and family. Ward Lawton CPHS 1954

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Nov 05, 2019 at 8:56 PM

Happy birthday Barbara. You may not remember me. Your husband dated my wife Shirley Jones some back at CPHS back in the fifties Shirley and I married and were together for 64 years. I lost her July 2018. Hope you Bucky and family are doing well. Ward Lawton class of 1954.

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Nov 04, 2019 at 6:55 PM
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Nov 02, 2019 at 10:41 PM

Posted on: Nov 02, 2019 at 6:13 PM

Hi Martha, you may not remember me, my family were members of CPFB I think when your were there. I remember your Dad Grover who worked with the Billy Graham team. Somehow I think you are your sister were a cheer leader for CPHS Hope all is well with you and all your family. Ward Lawton CPHS '54

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Oct 30, 2019 at 2:49 PM

Jean, Happy birthday a few days ahead. You will have to call me sir, mine in June '35. Ward Lawton CPHS class of '54 Have picture of our graduation class, if want copy let me know. 512 Westminster Hwy, Westminster, SC 29693

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Oct 27, 2019 at 1:53 PM

Happy birthday. Think you could play full court now like the girls do today. My wife Shirley played basketball at CPHS, they were six on the team guards and forwards they played only half court. Ward Lawton CPHS "54

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Oct 23, 2019 at 4:23 PM

Happy birthday Betty a few days ahead, tell Roy I said hello. Few of us left from the young married class that met in the Dodd house. Ward Lawton "54

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Oct 22, 2019 at 3:42 PM

Happy birthday Bill, I'm honored to have been one of Badgett's boys. Lawton, "54

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Oct 22, 2019 at 3:29 PM

Happy birthday John a few days early. I sang in the choir with your Dad at FB College Park for over 30 years and lived two doors down from your family on Rugby Ave. You should remember Laura, Barney, Benita and Melissa and my Wife Shirley. I lost her a year ago. Your brother installed a new roof on my garage on Rugby and your Dad helped. He was a real trooper. I have a grandson who moved to Austin TX he and his wife, he works fro Amazon. Those were wonderful days back in College Park I really missed them. Hope all is well with you and yours. Ward Lawton, CPHS class of 1954.

Ward Lawton has left an In Memory comment for Bill Badgett (Coach).
Oct
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Oct 20, 2019 at 12:33 PM

I can remember as a running back Coach Badgett said don't carry the ball like a loaf of bread. Coach Badgett  would always leave the team alone right before we would go out to play a game.  We would band together and repeat the Lord's prayer.  We would pray for the other team that there we be no crippling injuries to them or to us during the game.  There was a very close bond, I can still remember.  Many of my teammates are gone now and on a team where everybody plays no one sits out the game.  You running backs, fumbles are not allowed, you lineman better open the holes  We have a Coach with very high standards just like Coach Badgett. His influnce is like a ripple in a lake in gos on and on.  I was blessed to have known him and honored to have played football under his leadership for CPHS and for white and blue.  Ward Lawton, class of 1954.

 

 

 

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Oct 18, 2019 at 3:57 PM

Posted on: Oct 18, 2019 at 2:27 PM

Please sir I'll have another. Ward

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Oct 15, 2019 at 8:11 PM

Posted on: Oct 15, 2019 at 1:27 PM

Neal, Happy birth day a few days early. Hope all is well with you and yours. Had the crud some better. You ready to go one on one with Michael Jordon. Keep him under 40 points first half you can do it. Ward

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Oct 12, 2019 at 9:24 PM