Darrel Wayne Lawson Jr
Darrel Lawson, May 17, 1962 – April 10, 2022 Meridian Idaho
Darrel Wayne Lawson passed away after a courageous fight with Cancer surrounded by his loved ones. Darrel was born in Emmett, Idaho. During his lifetime, Darrel always had a love of the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and later in life became a rockhound enthusiast. He was an Idaho Native and very proud to be an Idahoan!
Darrel was a member of the United States Air Force from 1979 to 1983. He later obtained his AA in Electronics from Boise State University in 2000. During his working career, Darrel worked as a welder, pipefitter at the Navy Shipyard, and when he obtained his AA in Electronics. He worked for Hewlett Packard where he was a respected team member by his co-workers.
He is survived by his daughter, Nicole Kennedy and two grandchildren, Roman and Sophia.
Per his wishes, he was cremated. In leu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the St. Luke’s Health Foundation c/o Hospice. 190 Bannock, Boise, ID 83712.
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Steph Padgett saysApril 12, 2022 at 6:19 am
I am so sad to hear of Darrel’s passing. Him and I worked together for many years and I am proud to call him my friend. I will miss his sarcasm and orneriness. You always knew where you stood with him and he was not shy about hiding his feelings. RIP my friend, you will be missed!
Nezam Mozafari saysApril 12, 2022 at 10:19 am
I still hear your laughs when I’m in the office! I was hoping and praying that you get back to your cube and be the sarcastic Darrell but unfortunately you left us too early. I have hard time to express my feelings but will definitely miss you. Rest in peace buddy!
Travis Glave saysApril 14, 2022 at 8:00 am
I gotta admit, I judged a book by the cover when I first met you. You looked like a grumpy old man that I would have nothing in common with. Truth was you were a grumpy old man that I had quite a bit in common with.
We really got to know each other last year, with our work areas close to each other and me working on a lot of your projects. You would come in at 6:20ish, come to my desk and complain. You talked way too much for so early in the morning, often annoying me. But we had some good talks and I have to admit, I missed them once you became ill.
We also enjoyed giving each other loads of crap. I’m sure people didn’t always know if we were serious or not. You had a knack for knowing when I was having a bad day, often popping up at my desk and saying, “c’mon, let’s go to lunch, I’m buying.” You kept me sane during some 60-70 hour work weeks. I like to think I helped keep you sane as well.
You always asked how my wife and daughter were doing and you were genuinely upset at me if I didn’t tell you that they had stopped by for lunch. The last time I saw you, you lit up when you saw them come into the room, especially Phoebe.
I am sadden by your passing. I regret now not ever having you over for dinner like we had talked about, but I’m grateful for the times and talks we had. 6:30 in the morning at work will never be quite the same. Sail on Darrel, sail on….Cancer sucks.
Andy Pendley saysApril 28, 2022 at 10:08 pm
My sympathies to Nicole, Roman and Sophia. I worked with Darrel at HP for several years and I always enjoyed his humor, his passion for quality, his dependability and his willingness to help others. I miss Darrel greatly and I pray that we will all help each other to heal, just as Darrel helped each of us. Rest in Peace. Darrel!
In leu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the St. Luke’s Health Foundation c/o Hospice. 190 Bannock, Boise, ID 83712.