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John R. Lawton

June 26, 1949 January 6, 2018
John R. Lawton
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JOHN R. LAWTON, 68, of Albany, IL, died Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, IA.

Cremation rites have been accorded; there will be no visitation or funeral services. Interment will be in the Lusk Memorial Cemetery in Albany. The Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John was born June 26, 1949, in Pekin, IL, to Earl A. and Beneta B. (Saunders-Folk) Lawton. He was educated in the Fulton schools in Fulton, IL. He married Jane M. Kilgore on June 5, 1970 in Fulton. He was an over the road truck driver for 33 years for various trucking companies, and then retired in 2009 from Collis Company in Clinton, IA. John was a member of the 40 And 8 Society, a club for veterans. He raced stock cars in East Moline for seven years.

Survivors include his wife, Jane; one daughter, Brandi (Keith) Raab of Albany; one son, Brendon (Heather) Lawton of Rock Island, IL; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Toni Lawton of Davenport, IA and Jeanne Thulen of Rockford, IL; one brother, David (Kay) Lawton of Thomson, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Bridgette Lawton; one brother, Randall D. Lawton, and his beloved dog, Peanut.

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