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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Mar 26, 2020 at 4:51 PM

You must have went to Richardson High School on Temple St., I lived on East Temple across from S R Young Elementary School for 35 years.. Happy Birthday. Ward Lawton class of 1954.

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Mar 29, 2020 at 1:23 PM

Posted on: Mar 26, 2020 at 4:41 PM

Happy birthday Vangie, another chapter in your book. May you write many more. An old beau from the past. Ward

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Mar 18, 2020 at 8:07 PM

Posted on: Mar 18, 2020 at 7:17 PM

Raymond, I believe that's your grand daughter that your performed her marriage. Beautiful girl. Who is that old man? Ward

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Mar 15, 2020 at 3:38 PM

Hi Patsy, Hope all is well with you and yours. Still kicking but not to high. Just pulled out of the oven, six corn mill muffins. Was Shirley's and my favorite Sunday late snack. Ward

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Mar 11, 2020 at 6:10 PM

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Mar 08, 2020 at 5:09 PM

Happy birthday few days ahead, tell that old man hello. Ward Lawton '54

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Mar 05, 2020 at 11:16 AM

Posted on: Mar 04, 2020 at 5:37 PM

Does anybody remember spring lake off Sullivan road in College Park where we us to go swimming. The lake was owner by Bobby Waits family. I remember the signs around the pool keep your hands off the girls. First time I tried a one and half off the high diving board I hit the water on my back every body laughed and clapped and said do it again. The water filling the pool came from a very large spring just gusting out of the ground ice cold. Add on if you remember. Emmett you must have went swimming there. Ward

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Mar 04, 2020 at 5:14 PM

How does it feel to be 172 years old. Social security is going to have you wacked.

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Feb 26, 2020 at 1:46 PM
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Feb 25, 2020 at 3:45 PM

Think I worked with Dad with the CPFD for several years. Happy Birthday. Ward Lawton CPHS '54.

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Feb 23, 2020 at 3:06 PM

Roland maybe eleven of us will make it to Ninety. I'm closing in, you are a little closer. Maybe Coach Badgett can still use us. With you blocking for me we would be good for 5 yards every play. Big Bill Edison played tackle in front of me and on third and 1 or 2, I would run right behind him and grab his hip pad with my left hand. We made the first down 90% of the tine. You will have to compete witn Bill, he is already there. Ward '54

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Feb 19, 2020 at 6:22 PM

Happy birthday Doug. Who did you suppose to block on play #25? Ward Lawton '54.

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Feb 19, 2020 at 5:52 PM

Time to report for spring training, get your cleats out and and saddle soap the leather. ward

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Feb 13, 2020 at 4:53 AM

Posted on: Feb 10, 2020 at 6:03 PM

Emmett you think you and Chester could take out the end and line backer where I could make a 10 yard gain on #22 Quick? I could really ring a line backer's bell now, I have a steel rod in my left leg. Hope all is well with you and yours. Ward CPHS, '54

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Feb 09, 2020 at 2:44 PM
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Feb 08, 2020 at 10:04 PM

Posted on: Feb 07, 2020 at 4:32 PM

Happy Birthday Raymond, will have to call you sir, mine June '35. How does it fill to be 85. Man I walk a mile a day with 8 ladies inside a gym close by ages 65 to 87 years old. They get on to me now that their husbands are dead I'm their whipping boy. Love every minute, when they pass by me they say come on you old man. I walk along with younger ones. Sometimes I forget which gym I'm walking in. Some guy is trying to cut in on me I would cut his tires but I can't bend over that far I will fall. By the way who I'm talking with. Hope all is well with you and your loved ones. What was your assignment on #22 quick. Badgett is going to ask those things you better remember if you think you going to make that team. I just heard the bell to change class. Hear bells a lot now a days. Your Team mate. Ward '54

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Feb 06, 2020 at 4:33 PM

Elizabeth, If you will look under the web-site,classmate profiles class 0f 1953 it shows that Max has passed away.  Think I have E-mail you before. I went to school with Max in the fifities and we went with some other guys to Fla to Daytona Beach one year.  I know how it is to lose your spouse.  Ward Lawton  "54

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Feb 04, 2020 at 4:39 PM

Posted on: Feb 04, 2020 at 3:54 PM

Marcia, believe I have got this right, I think you are Donald's sister, if so kinder grew up with your brother, Bunky, Raven Farmer, Louie's store, Neely School, skating ring, the Hembrees many other memories. Played football with your brother at CPHS in the fifties and fished a number of times at Clarks Hill lake with Bunky and others. Happy Birthday a few days ahead. These fellows were my team mates and very good friends. Ward Lawton CPHS '54











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Feb 01, 2020 at 3:24 PM

Happy birthday Shirley. Remember when you lived on Temple St. across from Peter Pan Park near the tennis courts. We lived right across the street from SR. The houses are still there in that block, you would not believe what they are selling for. Laura and I live in South Carolina, Benita, Barney and Melissa still live around Atlanta. Hope all is well. Ward Lawton CPHS '54.