Sonny Willard Rawson, age 81 of Zoar, OH, a former resident of Toronto, passed away Friday, November 20, 2020 at his home.
He was born December 2, 1938 in Steubenville the son of the late Jesse E. and Effie Mae (LeMasters) Rawson.
Sonny was the owner and operator of SW Rawson Coal Co, Rawson Trucking Co. and T & M Enterprise and A & S Limestone for a total of 39 years. He also had been employed at the Shiappa Coal Co.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Mark Rawson; daughter, Susan Jane Carroll; brothers, Eugene, Charles, Andrew, Harold and Amos Rawson and an infant sister, Cera Ellen Rawson.
Sonny is survived by his wife, Carol Jean Boker; sons, David (Cindy) and John T. Rawson all of Toronto; daughters, Karen Rawson of Dillonvale and Kay McLain of Richmond; brothers, Wilfred “Willie” (Kathleen) Rawson of Steubenville, Gary (Kay) Rawson of East Liverpool, OH, Elmer (Susie) Rawson of Toronto and sister, Carolyn Rawson of Empire; step-daughters, Tonya Boker of Boliver, OH, Mindy (Doug) Jambor of Ft. Mills, SC and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Visitation hours for Sonny will be held 1 – 3 PM Monday, November 23rd at the Clarke Funeral Home – 302 Main St., Toronto.
A celebration service of Sonny’s life will be held 3 PM Monday at the funeral home followed by interment in the Island Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests, if you wish, memorial donations to the Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
To respect the safety of the family, because of Covid 19, masks are required and social distancing is required in the funeral home during visitation hours and services. We respectfully ask that visitors not linger during visitation hours. We and the family thank you for your consideration.
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