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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Apr
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Apr 25, 2021 at 9:11 AM

Sara one day late, Worked with your Dad Albert and Brother Jimmy with the CPFD for years and retired in 1986 with 26 years of service. Many who I worked with have answered their last alarm, only three are left from when I was hired, Richard Corn, Winfred Tucker and myself. Ward Lawton CPHS class of 1954. Happy Birthday.

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Apr
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Apr 21, 2021 at 9:29 AM

Happy birthday late. See you are i n the antique business, we antiques. Ward, '54

Ward Lawton has left an In Memory comment for Dorothy Janna McClure Carr.
Apr
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Apr 20, 2021 at 4:38 PM

Rest in peace Dorothy, a old classmate,  Ward Lawton, class of 1954.

Mar
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Mar 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Happy birthday a few days ahead at my age you don't take chances Loved Angleos steak house in PC. Ward Lawton. CPHS. One of the few left class of 1954.

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Mar
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Mar 14, 2021 at 3:27 PM

Happy birthday Beverly, tell that old man hello. Ward Lawton. '54

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Feb 15, 2021 at 5:33 PM

Posted on: Feb 14, 2021 at 4:20 PM

To my fourth daughter (Becks) Happy Birthday and happy Valentines day. Dink. Mr Lawton.

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08
Feb 08, 2021 at 11:07 PM

Posted on: Feb 08, 2021 at 5:36 PM

Happy birthday old friend and blocking for me. Ward

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Jan
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Jan 26, 2021 at 9:06 AM

Rest in peace my Brother Team mate, tell , Chester, Emmett, Ronnie, Donald, Johnney, Ray and the rest of my team mates  hello, miss all you guys and and look forward to joining the team again when my t imes comes.  Being the last of the running backs of our years '52, '53 and '54 I wiill try and keep making those first  downs for the team Coach Badgett loved those.  Tell him hello for me.  Love you guys,   Ward Lawton, '54.  

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Jan
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Jan 19, 2021 at 2:53 PM

You still breaking wind you old fart, wear social security out, I'm going to try. I'm going on relief to get a raise I,m tired of eating out of out date cans and dumpsters. Don't blow your shoes off. Ward

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Jan 13, 2021 at 4:01 PM

Happy birthday Carol hope all is well with you and Hank. Received a Christmas card from Jane and she told me about the passing of your Mother was so sorry to hear. Your mother and Hubert were always our friends back years ago at CPFB Ward Lawton.

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Dec
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Dec 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Late birthday wish and happy Christmas for you all the rest. Ward

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Dec 17, 2020 at 8:22 PM

Posted on: Dec 12, 2020 at 12:22 PM

Happy Birthday a few days ahead, lost Chester in March. All is well here hope the same for you and yours. Ward

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Nov 30, 2020 at 5:36 PM

Thanks' Tommy, will be the third year since I lost Shirley after 64 years together. Hope all is well with you and yours. Ward

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Nov
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Nov 17, 2020 at 9:00 PM

Happy birthday Paul. I remember your brother George's Big garden and how he supplied so many people with fresh vegtables. We were in the same sunday school glass at FBCP for several years. Ward

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Nov
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Nov 16, 2020 at 10:14 PM

Posted on: Nov 16, 2020 at 7:57 PM

Happy birthday to one of Badget's boys still here. Ward

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Nov
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Nov 08, 2020 at 4:32 PM

Keep on trucking brother. Lawton class 1954 CPHS.

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Nov 09, 2020 at 5:09 PM

Posted on: Oct 29, 2020 at 9:05 PM

Espy, if you had weighed 200 lbs. we could not have fielded a team on friday everybody would have been hurt after a week of practice. My friends tell me to never take my mask off you look better with it on. Good friends. Stay well you look great. Me just rolling along. Ward Lawton

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Oct
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Oct 18, 2020 at 3:04 PM

Happy birthday Neal, keep a fire extinguisher near with they light the candles on you cake. want to be safe. I'm cheap I celebrate with cup cakes and store brand ice cream and thrift store presents. Lets hang around for awhile longer not from a tree just wear social security out. Ward "54 One of the few left.

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Oct
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Oct 14, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Happy birthday a few days ahead, was one of Badgett's boys. "54 Worked with Donald Newton several years with the Fire Department. Lawton

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Oct
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Oct 12, 2020 at 5:35 PM

Thanks Beverly for the work in Fire Prevention. I'm a retired Fireman and did a lot of that type work in the Schools in College Park, Ga. CPFD, CPHS '54. Ward Lawton a old Ram.