William R. Lawler of Dallas, Texas age 90, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, October 13th. William was born in Lubbock, Texas October 27, 1924, and is survived by H. Roger Lawler brother, Delma Lawler wife of 50 years, and their children Sharon Lawler Johnson, R. Royce Jensen, Peg Lawler Black, and Bruce Jensen; grandchildren Clark Jensen, Sheila Falcon, Dr. Robert Black, Julie Jensen Drake, Erika Hill, Jonathan Jensen, and Will Johnson; as well as numerous great grandchildren. William, known as Bill by friends, served in the United States Navy in World War II, before spending 10 years doing atomic research for Lawrence Radiation Laboratory in Livermore, California. Bill and Delma moved to the Dallas area in 1964 and started a successful apartment development and management business. Bill and Delma’s home faced the Dallas Athletic Club, where he was a member and avid golfer for more than 40-years. Bill’s other passions included, family, snow skiing, flying his Bonanza airplane, and travel. He walked the Great Wall of China and climbed the Egyptian pyramids. Bill requested no service, but that his ashes be spread in Edom, Texas along side his parents, grandparents, and sister. Bill asked that friends and family gather at the Dallas Country Club (Date to be determined) to celebrate the joy, love and laughter he brought to those around him.
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
10116 E Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75238