Robert Samuel Lawing III (Sam), 66, of Parkton, entered the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Wednesday, August 26, 2020.
Sam was born in Laurinburg, NC, on August 6, 1954, the middle child of Robert Samuel “Bobby” and Dorothy “Dot” C. Lawing. He was a member of Parkton Baptist Church for many years where he served as a deacon and on other committees. He graduated from Parkton High School in 1973 and went on to graduate from Fayetteville Technical Community College with a degree in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics in 1975. Sam was employed with Winn Dixie for over ten years and later employed with Food Lion Inc. for over twenty-five years. He medically retired in 2011.
Sam is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Nancy Carter Lawing of Parkton; his mother, Dot Lawing of Parkton; his daughters, Melissa (Missy) Ann Lawing and husband Billy of Hope Mills, and Kimberly Dawn Lusignan and husband Josh of Hope Mills; his beloved grandchildren, Hunter Chase Lusignan and Landon Robert Lusignan; sister, Dawn Lawing Johnson and husband, Ricky of Parkton; Denny Parker of Rocky Mount; father and mother-in-law, David and Rachel Carter of Parkton; sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Glenn Taylor of Nebraska; brother-in-law, James Earl Carter of Parkton; cherished nieces and nephews, Andrew Nystrom, Sandy Lynch, Glenn Taylor II and wife Mandy, Allison Jamison and husband Lee, and Emily Bennett and husband Kevin; beloved cousins, Debbie Pedersen, Melba Jackson and husband David, Sherrie Gartrell, Ken Cashwell, Gail Cashwell, and Jack McCormick and wife Cindy.
Sam was preceded in death by his father, Robert Samuel (Bobby) Lawing II; his sister Jenny Parker, his nephew, Steven Parker, and his cousin, Brady Barbour.
Sam enjoyed spending time with his grandsons and family. He was an avid “UNC Tarheel” and “Green Bay Packers” fan. He also enjoyed fishing and wood working in his shop. Sam especially enjoyed watching his grandsons play baseball.
We would like to thank each of you for all the prayers, phone calls, cards, visits, food, and love shared with our family during the past few months.
The family of Sam Lawing