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Lawson C. Lott Jr.

August 10, 1941 — May 1, 2024

Lawson Clinton Lott, Jr., age 82, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, due to complications following heart surgery. The family takes great comfort in knowing that Lawson was a man of deep faith who is now teeing up on greens of gold. Born on August 10, 1941, Lawson grew up in a loving, Christian home in Baton Rouge, the only son of Lawson Lott, Sr. and Bertha Lott.  He graduated from Istrouma High School in the class of 1959 before moving on to LSU and, ultimately, becoming an architect. Lawson served proudly in the Army Reserves, putting his architecture skills to work for the country that he loved.


Lawson’s natural talent and drive for excellence led to a successful career with notable projects such as the Heatherstone neighborhood, where he and his wife, Linda, raised their only son, Chad. Other projects included the Sharlo townhomes, the Pilot House at Catfish Town, and Istrouma Baptist Church’s Family Center as well as many private residences and LSU renovations.


Lawson loved his family deeply. He often stated that his wife of 63 years, Linda Wall Lott, was the “love of his life.” He was immensely proud of his son, Lance “Chad” Lott and daughter-in-law, Cheryl McCon Lott. Lawson openly adored and doted on his three grandchildren, Lance, Jr. (28), Logan (27), and Leah (18), as well as his granddaughter-in-law, Hanna Magoun Lott.  Throughout his life and to his dying day, Lawson remained close to his sister, Gwen Lott Herrington, he and Linda often taking couples vacations with Gwen and her husband, Michael Herrington, Sr.


With an eye for beauty and a love of detail, Lawson dabbled in drawing and sketching as well as stained glass. He loved history and had profound respect for our military men and women.  For several years, he volunteered at the Gardere Community Christian School and enjoyed watching the children there flourish and grow. For decades, Lawson spent much of his time on the tennis courts at Bocage Raquet Club, cherishing the friendships more than the game. As time and aging joints went by, Lawson turned more of his attention to golf, savoring the time with the “20-Grand Golphers” who were usually the first on the course in the early morning as well as the “goobers,” his Thursday night dinner group. Lawson enjoyed deep and lasting friendships with some very special men including Jim McCormick (Bubba), John “Hutch” Hutchinson, Charles Anderson (Chopper), Randy Dornier, Benny Lopoo, Claude Catania, Jimmy Wilson (deceased), Glen Randow, and Steve Ward.

Lawson was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge, but spent most of his life in membership at Istrouma Baptist Church. He loved both church families and was always grateful for the spiritual guidance and corporate worship enjoyed at each. Lawson’s parents, Lawson Clinton Lott, Sr. and Bertha Sanders Lott, greeted him at the gates of Heaven. 

Funeral services will be held at Resthaven Gardens of Memories, 11817 Jefferson Highway in Baton Rouge on Monday, May 6th. Visitation begins at 10:30pm and services begin at 12:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Lawson's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project or to Gardere Community Christian School.
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Monday, May 6, 2024

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