bob lawton picCENTRAL CITY, Ky. (7/14/14) ― An icon of business and leadership in Muhlenberg County has died at the age of 93. Robert Allison "Bob" Lawton died Sunday, July 13.

Lawton played basketball for the Central City Golden Tide graduating in 1938. He attended Murray State University before graduating from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., in 1942. After college, he served in the U.S. Navy, where he attained the rank of Captain, and served aboard the USS Case from 1943-1945 in the South Pacific.

He returned to Central City to join his parents in the insurance business after discharge from the Navy. The C.A. Lawton and Son Insurance agency is one of Kentucky's oldest independent insurance agencies.

Lawton became a director for First National Bank in 1952 and served as the bank's chairman of the board since 1981.

He was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Central City, and was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Helen Hale Lawton, two months ago.

To see the full obituary, click here.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
1 DOW 18,232.02
-53.72 (-0.29%)    
2 S&P 2,126.06
-4.76 (-0.22%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,089.36
0.00 (0.00%)    

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 6720

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 6377

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 6104

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 3900

Two Charged with Marijuana Possession after…

by SurfKY News
May 20, 2015 3415

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Holding Beach…

by Gil Lawson

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10602

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 15, 2015 7451

Investigation of Local Barber Shop Leads to Drug…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 25, 2015 1401

UPDATE - MPD Seeks Three in Residential Robbery

by SurfKY News
May 24, 2015 1244

MCC's Felicia Johnson Receives State KCTCS Award

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 1062

'Cooking for the Cure' Fundraiser Brings Out…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 24, 2015 611

Reading Solutions Offers Students a Hand in…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 24, 2015 594

Caldwell County Native Helping Unwrap Secrets of…

by Whitney Harder
May 24, 2015 498

Prosecutors from Kentucky, Tennessee to Attend…

by Leland Hulbert
May 23, 2015 496

Whitfield Meets with Kentucky Ambulance Providers

by Ed Whitfield
May 24, 2015 399

'Remember Our Military' by Glenn Mollette

by SurfKY News
May 24, 2015 388

Dave Says - May 24, 2015

by Dave Ramsey
May 24, 2015 385

Hooked on Science - ' Glow Slime'

by Jason Lindsey