On Jan. 6, 1966, in Arbyrd, Mo., he married Marilyn Sue Waller.
He was a U.S. veteran.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Marilyn Sue Lawless, of Arbyrd; four sons, Steven Don Lawless and wife, Terry, and Emery Adcock Lawless, all of Paragould, Ark., and Joseph Allen Lawless, and wife, Teresa, and Richard Andrew Lawless, all of Arbyrd; one daughter, Robin Lynn Lawless, of Paragould; two brothers, Darrell and Butch Lawless; four sisters, Mavis Caraway, of Memphis, Tenn., Carmeletta Williams, of Collierville, Tenn., Phyllis Webb, of Senath, Mo., and Janice Strickland, of Lake City, Ark.; seven grandchildren, Stephanie, Tiffany, Kadence, Dalton and Payton Lawless, and Hailey and Hannah Gray, and other relatives and many friends.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m., today, Friday, Dec. 17, in the Lulu Cemetery at Senath with Bro. J.E. Crews officiating.
Pallbearers were Butch, Chris, Steven, Joseph, Richard, Darrell and Emery Lawless.
McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath was in charge of arrangements.