Robert D. Lawler Jr.

Robert D. Lawler Jr.

December 22, 1963 - April 09, 2020
Mission Viejo CA

Robert D. Lawler Jr.

December 22, 1963 - April 09, 2020
Mission Viejo CA

Obituary

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, Robert D. Lawler (Bob), loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away at age 56.

Bob was born on December 22, 1963, in Chicago, IL to Robert and Mary Lou (Fitzpatrick) Lawler. Bob was 12 years old, when his family relocated to Hattiesburg, MS. After Bob graduated from high school, he joined the United States Marines where he served his country for 10 years achieving the rank of Sergeant. While in the Marines, he met his loving wife, Deborah White, who was also a United States Marine. After his years of service, Bob was honorably discharged. On November 23, 1991, Bob and Debbie were married and started their family in Southern California where they raised their two daughters, Alyssa and Lindsey.

Bob had a passion for cooking, fishing, camping, and gardening. He loved to combine his hobbies by creating meals to entertain family and friends with the fish he caught, vegetables he grew and meat he smoked in “Bertha,” his beloved smoker. Bob will best be remembered by his gregarious personality, quick wit, infectious smile, generosity and gatherings at his home to celebrate family and countless friendships. Bob’s relationships were vast and it can be said that when in public, he never met a stranger. Bob lived life large and each day as if it were his last. Bob will forever be missed and never forgotten.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Robert. He is survived by his wife, Debbie, daughters, Kelsey, Alyssa (Abie), and Lindsey, and his grandchildren, Logan and Lexi, his mother, Mary Lou, his twin sister Angela (Thomas), sisters Janice and Margaret (Doug), brother Daniel, and countless nieces, nephews and cousins.

Burial services to follow at El Toro Memorial Park located at 25751 Trabuco Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630. A celebration of life will take place directly following the burial at Bob’s home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bob’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project:
https://communityfundraising.woundedwarriorproject.org/campaign/In-Memory-of-Robert-Lawler

 

 

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: May 01, 2020 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: El Toro Memorial Park
  • Location: 25751 Trabuco Road Lake Forest, CA 92630 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 951-9102

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36 responses to Robert D. Lawler Jr.

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  1. You my brother were larger than life -lived everyday for your family and friends. You made every holiday special, every birthday memorable. Every game or trip “a party! Every meal a feast. Everyday I will miss you. Being your twin sister has been the biggest blessing- and I was very proud of the person you were. See you on the other side!

  2. You- my brother were larger than life! You lived everyday for your family and friends. You made every holiday special, every birthday memorable. Every game or trip “a party! Every meal a feast. Everyday I will miss you. Being your twin sister has been the biggest blessing- and I was very proud of the person you were. I will see you on the other side!

  3. To my husband – thank you for sharing your life with me. You will always be in my heart. I love you now and forever, and I miss you more and more as each day passes. Rest in peace, my love. -Debbie

  4. To Debbie and the rest of the Lawler family I send my deepest sympathy. Bob (Robert as I knew him) and I were classmates when he moved to Sumrall High School. It didn’t take long for him to become a very popular guy around school. He was always kind to everyone! I know he will be greatly missed.

  5. Edna Jordan says:

    Debbie, I am so sorry to hear this. I think of you often. I remember when you told me about Rob. I am lost for words, I wish I was there to give you a hug. Sending my prayers and thoughts to you and your family. Friends for life.

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