Thomas Lawler

Thomas Lawler

Thomas Clayton Lawler, III, 63, of Norcross, GA, died November 23, 2011. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29th, at 2:00 p.m. at Norcross First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Monday, Nov. 28th, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Lawler began his public service career in January 1970 as a Gwinnett County police officer. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He served as an Inteligence Officer in Special Forces and wore the Green Beret. He returned to Gwinnett County to serve as both a solicitor of the Juvenile Court of Gwinnett County and a police officer. He was the District Attorney for Gwinnett County for eight years and in 1996 was elected Gwinnett County’s Superior Clerk of Court. Mr. Lawler also served as the legislative chair for the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Association and was the 2004 recipient of the “County Officer of the Year”. Mr. Lawler has many years of experience in private practice and was an active member of the State Bar of Georgia. Until his passing, he was serving as Gwinnett County’s Elected Clerk of Courts. Preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Thomas C. & Norma Jean Lawler, he is survived by his wife, Trish Lawler of Norcross; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Rebecca Lawler of Dacula; grandchild, Reagan Lawler; brothers, Johnny (Diana) Lawler of Norcross, Jim R. Lawler and Kathy Lawler of Monroe, and Jesse (Annette) Lawler of Dacula. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to: Stand Up To Cancer, Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Norcross, GA 30092, (770) 448-5757.


psychientology 2 years, 4 months ago

Tom, you accomplished much and made your mark on life. So young. RIP.


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