Charles Marion Lawson, 67, died June 3, 2011, at his home.
He was born in Indian River County and lived in Everett, Wash., for 10 years.
He served in the military from 1962 to 1968.
Before retirement, he played drums in clubs and churches in Indian River County.
He was of the Baptist and Pentecostal faiths.
Survivors include his sons, Lennie Lawson, Jason Austin, Mike Darnell, Charles Lawson Jr. and Christopher Lawson; daughters, Traci Lawson-Harrell, Crystal Carter and Becky Austin; adopted daughter, Donna Lee; 20 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Tina Warner, Mary Reyes and Sarah Lee.
A service will be at 11 a.m. June 18 at New Hope Ministries in Vero Beach.
Burial will be in Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash.
Arrangements are by Funeral Alternatives in Kent.