William Reid (Reidy) Lawing, 96, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.
He was born in Charlotte, N.C. to James Carl Lawing, Sr. and Jenna Lois Lawing. After transferring from Harding High, Reidy graduated from Thomasboro High School in 1942. Most of his career was spent with Uniroyal Tire Company in Charlotte. After early retirement at age 58, he found his true calling promoting The Shepherds Guide a local Christian business directory. Through the years, Reidy was involved in many ministries. Starting with the youth ministries at Garr Memorial Church and Camp Lurecrest. Later, he was in leadership with the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International and International Fellowship of Christian Business Men. For many years, Reidy attended Central Church, until his health declined. He was always a promotor of the name of Jesus by sharing tracts, Voice magazines and his beloved JESUS cards.
Reidy was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Martha House Lawing and his brother, James Carl Lawing, Jr.
He is survived by his sister, Lou McCulloch-Perkins; son, Kevin Reid Lawing and his wife, Sharon; his daughter, Jamie Clark and her husband, Ted; grandson, Justin Lawing and girlfriend, Andrea; grandson, Jason Lawing and his wife, Desiree; grandson, Bryan Lawing and his wife, Leigh; grandson, Jordan Clark and his wife, Michelle; granddaughter, Carlyn Jenna Clark; grandson, Camden Clark and his wife, Maura; great grandson, Jacob Henry Lawing.
The family will receive friends Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 11:30-12:30 pm in the Weatherby Hall at Central Church, 5301 Sardis Rd, Charlotte, NC. A celebration of his life service will directly follow at 12:30 pm.
(A private Interment will follow at Sharon Memorial Park. )