Warren “Doc” Dale Lawson, 74, of Plainville, IL passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal, MO. Doc was born on September 7, 1939, in Hannibal, Missouri, to Robert Dale and Helen “Louise” Lowry Lawson.  He married Mary Darlyne Rodgers on February 5, 1961, in Hull, IL, and she preceded him in death on October 24, 1987.  He later in 1995 married Nancy Bower, and she survives.
Doc was a livestock and grain farmer for over 40 years, farming in the Hull area. In his later years, Doc drove a truck for Hull Fertilizer. He kept and liked showing horses and was a member of the Mississippi Valley Morgan Horse Club.  He enjoyed “driving his horses’” and drove them in many parades.  He was also a NASCAR fan.  He enjoyed visiting with friends at the local restaurants, and especially loved visiting with his family. He was of Baptist faith and attended church whenever he could.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Bower Lawson; a son, Doug Lawson of Bainbridge, IN; a stepdaughter, Beth Bower of Plainville, IL; a brother, Dave Lawson of Hull, IL; four grandchildren, Kenady, Josh, Elisha, and Jake Lawson; along with 3 great grandsons and 3 great granddaughters.
Doc was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Darlyne, in 1987; a son, Warren Dale Lawson, Jr.; and one great grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry, Ill., with Pastor Robert Kean officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening, August 5, 2014, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Chapel, Barry, IL.  Interment will be in the Akers Chapel Cemetery near Plainville, IL.  
Memorials are suggested to be made to Akers Chapel Cemetery Association.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nieburfh.com. The Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry is handling the arrangements.