James Lawson Penny


James Lawson Penny “Lawson” passed away on April 10, 2021, at the age of 31. Lawson was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on December 1, 1989. He attended Trinity Valley School, The University of Texas at Arlington, and the University of Texas at Austin.


Lawson was a very intelligent, witty, sensitive and kind person, with a burning desire to achieve excellence in whatever he pursued. He would dive “full speed ahead” into various endeavors, ranging from attending the Hank Haney School of Golf in South Carolina to participating in Strongman competitions in Texas. Lawson enjoyed being cast in several short films while at UT Austin, as well as singing with his beautiful, powerful voice (resulting in ear ringing for innocent bystanders!) Lawson was dearly loved and will be deeply, deeply missed. He left this earth far too soon. His family takes comfort in knowing that we will all be with him again in eternity.

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