Pfc. Tyler Jonathan Lawson, 23, of Charlotte, died Nov. 12, 2012, from injuries sustained at the Schofield Base in Hawaii.
He was born June 7, 1989, in Jamestown, N.Y., to John and Linda Lawson.
He attended North Mecklenburg High School and graduated from Vance High School. He also attended Central Piedmont Community College.
Pfc. Tyler Jonathan Lawson
Tyler had a quiet, loving and humble spirit and lived life with perseverance and dedication. He was excited about his opportunity to serve in the army. He was an infantryman in Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, assigned as an assistant machine gunner.
He enjoyed time spent on the computer and being out on the lake with his family practicing his techniques on the "air chair.''
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Tanner of Huntersville; and grandparents, David and Claire Crawford of Ashville, N.Y., and Jack and Ethel Lawson of Charlotte. He is also survived by his great-grandmothers: Betty Carlson and Audrey Crawford. Tyler leaves behind many loving aunts, uncles, cousins; and his godparents, Mary Ann and Alan Bentz of Bergen, N.Y.
Tyler was preceded in death by his aunt, Lori King, who loved him dearly.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in honor of Tyler's service to Wounded Warrior Project of Fayetteville, N.C. (www.woundedwarriorproject. org)
A visitation and reception will be held at James Funeral Home, 10520 Arahova Drive, Huntersville on Sunday, Nov. 25, from 4-6 p.m.
A funeral service to celebrate Tyler's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26 in the chapel of James Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Northlake Memorial Gardens.
A memorial service will be held in the Jamestown area at a later date.
"Whenever your sorrow bears down on your heart, Think not of my ending, but of my new start. For on earth there's no joy that I'd ever see, To compare to the joy of God's smiling at me."
James Funeral Home is serving the family. www.jamesfuneralhomeLKN.com.