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03/21/1938 — 08/07/2021
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David Lee Lawing passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. David battled with prostate cancer for over eight years, some days were painful, other days were joyful.
David always had a cheerful positive attitude and those who knew him would remember David greetings, “How are you”! He always thought of others first and always said he was blessed, because he had a wonderful loving family that put him first, and he put his savior the Lord Jesus Christ first, allowing him more time to build friendships and collecting more family members as he would put it.
David served in the US Army and held the rank of Sargent and was proud that all his sons served within the same branch. He was proud that the Lawing family was a military family and served their Country Honorably.
David married his sweetheart Wevee (Pilling) Lawing in 1965, together they raised five beautiful children and enjoyed each and every day as they journeyed through life adventures.
David worked for Ford Motor Company in West Side Ford Seattle Washington for 19 years. Then working for Bob Skaggs Motors in Bremerton Washington for 8 years. David eventually retired after working 20 years with the South Kitsap School District 402 and the Kitsap SeaTac Air-Porter Service.
David and Wevee decided to move to Eastern Washington in 2001 & settled in West Richland with their twin sons Kurt & Keith Lawing.
David decided to stay busy and was hired by several local car dealerships within the Tri-Cities as a dealer tradesman, moving new vehicles throughout the Northwest until just shortly before his passing. His wife, twin sons and family admired him, as his passion for vehicles and the love he had for cars.
His biggest passion was his 1965 Mustang, where he and his twin sons, and grandchildren actually restored from frame up. The car was even painted by his twin sons to include everything to restore a car. He and his family took the car to several mustang car shows, where he received numerous awards to include his favorite “Columbia Crest Winery Presidents Choice Award”.
David worked his last 20 years for; Lithia Dodge – Tri-Cities, Bill and Debbie Nissan, McCurley Integrity Honda and Subaru and Royal Columbia senior living community.
David was a member of Columbia Community Church and the Pacific Northwest Mustang Club.
David is survived by his wife Wevee Lawing, sons Kevin, Karl, Kurt, Keith and daughter Kaylene. He is also survived by his sister Patricia Reddel of Arkansas. Also to mention several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
There will be a service in his honor at Einan’s Sunset Gardens Richland, WA, Friday Aug. 20 at 10am, chapel ceremony, graveside and reception to follow. Any donations may be made to the non-profit organization: Pacific Northwest Mustang Club.
I worked with Dave at Westside Ford in 64-65. Dave loved making used cars look new. He loved to listen to country western which I couldn’t stand. One day I changed the radio to rock n roll and covered the radio in tape. The look on his face was unforgettable. He was a great guy!
Dearest my sweet Hubby: you were my God given Blessing for 56 years. We learned so many things in life . It was a sweet Blessing to have had you for my Sweet Heart , our Family was amazing thank you for the love you gave us an every one you ever met. I’m sure they were all Blessed to have known you, now your with our lord so keep watch as our beloved Angel over us all . I love an miss you an know you at peace with our Lord. Love your Wife Wevee
You made such a beautiful impact on my life grandpa. I’m so lucky to have not only known you but have you as my grandfather. The world is a little darker without you now. You LOVED people, your family, friends, and strangers and left everyone better than you found them. Thank you for being so positive and a ray of sunshine in our lives. I know you are dancing in heaven telling everyone about your car. Until we meet again soon,
I love you.
Thinking of you everyday Dad, we miss you so much. Your Family will never forget you and you are always with us. Until we meet again, rest in peace and Heaven just received another Angel. Love your Family, Keith n Kurt
May David rest in piece and be dancing with angels. Prayers out to all t family and friends.
I am truly blessed to have some wonderful memories of Uncle Dave that span over 40 years of my life. I am sad that I cannot be there in person today to honor his beautiful life, but so grateful that I was able to be a small part of the memorial virtually. It was a lovely tribute. My thoughts and prayers of comfort and peace go to Aunt Wevee and all those mourning such a tremendous loss. Until we meet again, Love Sherry.
In loving memory
Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed, and very dear.
in our hearts for ever love jessie and donna
Susan Baker sent me David’s obituary. My condolences to you all. My husband LeRoy worked with Kurt and Keith. And I taught school at CLC where Weveev was an aide. I had never met David but he sounds like a talented, dedicated man! MayGod’s comfort be feel to you at this time. Bonnie Johnson
Love and Miss you lots Dad, Rest In Peace and one day we will all be together again. Love your Son, Keith
Goodbye Dave. Thank you for your cheerful spirit you demonstrated so we’ll. I always enjoyed visiting with you. You were loved greatly by family and friends.
May your family be comforted by the many camping trips and travels.
You will be missed.