Anthony Craig Lawton was the 2nd child born to Mr. James (Shorty) Arthur and the late Dorothy Lawton, Thompson on March 8, 1963 in Daingerfield, Texas.
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Craig was reared in Daingerfield in his early years by his Grandmother, Edna Lawton and later moved to Dallas, where his mother carried him to the house of God at Mitchell Street Church of God in Christ, under the pastorate of the late Dr. Edward L. Battles.
He attended South Oak Cliff High School where he was active in sports namely, Football and Basketball and his classmates remembers him as being a very humorous person.
Craig had a career at Texas instrument, Dallas Independent School District, and currently at Metro Security Services.
Craig was loved by many in his neighborhood, and the surrounding Dallas, area.
He was preceded in death by his mother (Dorothy Thompson), grandparents, eight uncles and two aunties.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his Father, James (Shorty) Arthur, wife- Linda Lawton, daughter- Annisha Lawton and brother- Delton Lawton all of Dallas, Texas; One sister-Jacqueline (Andy) Austin of Daingerfield; Texas; one Step-Sister Yolanda Gates of Italy Texas; Six grandchildren; 2 special ones he helped rear, Montrevia Durham and Breanna Durham; five-nephews, one -niece, seven-uncles, eleven- aunties, one great auntie, many Special Cousins that was reared with him as Brothers and sisters; and other relatives and friends.