Date of BirthSeptember 20, 1957

Lawson Keppinger Obituary

Date of BirthSeptember 20, 1957

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Date of DeathOctober 29, 2016

Lawson Keppinger Obituary

from Elizabeth, Louisiana, United States

Lawson KeppingerPrivate family services for Lawson Calvert Keppinger will be on Monday, October 31, 2016, at the family cemetery on Henderson-James Hill near Boyce. A celebration of Lawson's life will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Cordelia, our family home, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. located at 5800 Hwy. 121, Boyce, Louisiana.Lawson Calvert Keppinger died at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans surrounded by his loved ones on October 28, 2016. He was born on September 19, 1957 at Pepperrell Air Force Base in St. Johns, Newfoundland, and was reared in Boyce, Louisiana. He was preceded in death by his father Matthew Joseph Keppinger, Jr. formerly of Havre de Grace, Maryland, and his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt James James and Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Joseph Keppinger, Sr.Those left to cherish Lawson's memory are his wife Shannon Waller and his children, by a previous marriage to Melinda Barmore, Houston Calvert Keppinger of Baton Rouge and Caitlyn Elizabeth Keppinger of Dothan, Alabama and one grandson Sawyer Winters Reed. Lawson is also survived by his mother Ella Elizabeth James of Boyce and two siblings, Matthew Joseph (Keppy) Keppinger, III and wife Carol of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Katherine Elizabeth (Katy) and her husband Michael Arbour of Dallas, Texas, and many nieces, cousins and a large extended family.Lawson graduated from Holy Savior Menard Central High School and attended Northwestern State University where he was a member of the golf team. He was an employee of Meyer, Meyer, LaCroix and Hixson Consulting Engineers as a land surveyor and held the position of Survey Project Manager. He also partnered with family members in the farming and timber industries. He was active in Historic Preservation, which led to the recent placement of two Boyce churches to the National Register of Historic Places. His home in Boyce is the historic Carnahan-Sewell house. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Camp Summit, a special needs camp, in memory of his godchild Sydney Arbour at 17210 Campbell Road, Ste 180, Dallas, Texas 75252 or Henderson-James Hill Cemetery at 2830 Marye Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301. To extend online notes of condolence to the Keppinger Family, please visit www.KramerFunerals.com.

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