Thomas James Lawlor II of Cary, NC passed away on April 2, 2013 at the age of 71. Tom was from a military family and grew up all over the world. He was born in Fort Benning, GA in 1941 and later lived in Beirut, Egypt, Monterrey, CA, Fort Leavenworth, KS, Paris, and Fort Knox, KY. He played high school football at Ft. Knox and then attended the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, where he also played football.
Tom worked in the air freight industry for 50 years. He began at Emery Air Freight in Washington, D.C. in the early 1960s. Tom then joined a fledgling company called Federal Express in the early 1970s and stayed there for almost 20 years. Over the last 20 years, he ran his own air freight business. He was as loyal to his customers as he was to his family and developed lasting relationships.
Tom was an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Cary. He loved to read history books and watch football. Most of all, he loved to spend time with his family. Tom is survived by his wife Ann Lawlor, daughter Bridget Parnell Hayes, sons Mike Lawlor and Tommy Lawlor, sister Susan Lawlor, and grandchildren Joel Parnell and Jason Hayes.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 221 Union Street, Cary. The family will receive friends in the church parish hall immediately following the service.
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