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Frank Preston Lawler, Sr. "Pops"

February 14, 1946 ~ June 12, 2018 (age 72)

Mr. Frank, age 72, of Opelika passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born to BF and Susie Lawler on February 14, 1946 of Little Texas, AL. He was known as Pops to family and friends. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, and papaw. Frank enjoyed riding his motorcycle, fishing, and hunting. He was always lending a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents BF and Susie Lawler; sister, Essie Cardwell; brother, Arnold Lawler; his beloved hunting dog Jake.

Mr. Lawler is survived by his wife, Brenda of forty-three years; sons: Glenn (Dena), Frank (Jackie), and John (Melissa); and two that he called his own Daryl Kegley and Jennifer Cross; grandchildren: Justin, Jason, Jeremy, Chase, Seleste, Selene, Haylee Allen (Danny), Austin, Dalton, Jessica, Haley, Ethan, Michael, and Chris; eight great-grandchildren; brothers: Bob and Timmy Lawler of Little Texas; Ted Lawler of Opelika; his motorcycle riding buddy, Tony Lankford; several nieces and nephews; and devoted pet CoCo.

Visitation service will be Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service to follow at Garden Hills Cemetery. Brother Russel DeLee and Chaplain James Smith will be officiating.

His family is grateful for Dr. Patel and his staff, and Compassus Hospice Care. Pops, you will be in our hearts forever.

Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home & Crematory directing.

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