ST. LOUIS, Mo. Robert G. Lawson died suddenly on Saturday, March 23, 2013.He was born July 31, 1939, in Chattanooga to Samuel and Martha Cooper Lawson.Robert was raised in Chattanooga and was known to his St. Louis friends as "Bob" and his family "down home" as "Buck". he joined the Army in 1958 after high school. Robert married Mary Lou and raised their family in St. Louis, Mo. Robert spent his career at the FAA through Lambert International Airport.Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Ryterske Lawson; son, Kevin Lawson; parents, Samuel and Martha Lawson; and two sisters, Francis Owens and Bobbi Brown.Robert is survived by his devoted children, Mark (Susan) Lawson and Kimberly (Stephen) Meyers; his loving grandchildren, Guinevere, Devin, Branden, Sean and Annie; his sisters, Inez (Frank) Coons, Ina Whitaker, Georgia (Carroll) Gray; his brother-in-law, Ronald Schiereth and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.A memorial service will be held at Kutis Funeral Home, 5255 Lamay Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63129, at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28.Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.A visitation will be at the funeral on 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.