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Gregory Gene Lawler

FORT WORTH-Gregory Gene Lawler, 54, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018.
Visitation: A visitation will be held locally for family and friends on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home, 425 S. Henderson St., Fort Worth, Texas 76104. Formal services will be held Monday, November 5, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gashland Baptist Church  (601 NE Barry Road,  Kansas City, Missouri 64155). Celebration of Life Gathering will follow the service at Nick & Nino’s Pub (10024 N. Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64153).
Memorials: The family asks that memorial donations in memory of Greg be made to the ALS Association in honor of his mother.
Greg was born on August 14, 1964 in Galveston, Texas to James Grant and June Lawler. He graduated from Amarillo High School in Amarillo, Texas, in 1982. He was the General Superintendent Transportation for BNSF Railway, where he had worked since 1985. Greg was a loving father, husband, friend and mentor who loved to ride his Harley and his golf cart, both a matching shade of Sedona orange. He loved being outdoors and being surrounded by his family and friends. Greg had a great sense of humor and was happiest putting a smile on the faces of others. He married his wife, Jill Lawler, in June of 2016.
Survivors: Wife, Jill Lawler; brother, Jay Lawler; three children, Brittney Lawler, Brennan Lawler and Brelann Lawler; three step-children, Lauren Rasmussen, Kailey Rasmussen and Jeffrey Rasmussen; and one granddaughter, Shailon Song; and many friends.

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Condolence Messages

  1. So sorry for your loss I worked with Greg many years and he was always positive about the projects we encountered and always had s good sense of humor when it was needed. Greg was a good leader and made an impact in my life in the way he lead. He will be missed greatly by his BNSF family.

  2. Truly sorry for your loss Jill, strength to you and prayers to all family.

  3. We are so sorry and know you are all loved and prayed for! Greg helped us take down our Christmas Tree last year. I thought it was over for the tree but Greg said “Oh, No I have a tree like that I would keep it!” So we still have it! A very pleasant countenance and a wonderful personality! There was always a joyous spirit around Greg. Our family loves him! Will always be in our thoughts and hearts!

  4. I would like to say thank you to all of Greg’s family. Thank you for sharing him with us at BNSF. I was lucky enough to have the chance to work with and for Greg and can tell you that the sentiment at work is that we lost a great friend and leader. He was always fair when dealing with people and never held a grudge.He always had a good attitude even when things were underwater (sometimes quite literaly). He would take timeout of his day to visit with employees and was to put it in layman’s terms, just one of the guys. Our grief is only a raindrop compared to the ocean of grief you are going thru and you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you once again.

  5. I did not know Greg very well but my interactions with him left a lasting impression of a caring person and someone who wanted the best for his team and all of those he worked with. I know he will be missed BNSF. I am so sorry and my heart goes out to his family and friends and my prayers are with them.

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember some of the things he said and I laugh again. He could give the best driving instructions, like when you get to the station with the crooked sign, turn left.

  7. My dear friend Jill and family,
    I am heeartbroken for all of you. This is such a terrible loss. Greg was so generous and so much fun to be around. He was always happy and he loved you all so much! He will be deeply missed.
    Prayers and hugs to you all!

  8. To my dear cousins;

    My biggest prayers, love and support.

    Dana (your dad called me Dantana), Fabe, Jade and Trey

  9. Jill,

    Tom and I are thinking of you and the family. Hugs to all of you. Love you.


  10. Jill and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray that time brings you some peace. Much love to you all.

  11. Bonnie VanSickle

    I worked with Greg for many years! He was such a kind and caring man and so giving of his time. Greg always had a smile on his face, despite what difficult times the RR was going through. Whenever I needed help for myself or my team he was always willing to step in and help. My heart goes out to Jill and the rest of his family and friends. We will all miss him!

  12. Jill, so sorry for your loss. Many thoughts and prayers with you and the family.

  13. Gloria Jean Cárdenas


    I didn’t know Greg, but I see the twinkle in your eyes when you speak of him and that tells me how much you love him. I have heard and read many great things of him. I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you and your family. Praying for our Lord to fill you all with His strength, peace and comfort during this difficult journey. God bless you all and God speed. We are here for you to help with whatever you may need.

  14. John and Cindy Williams

    Jill and family, Sorry for your loss. I was fortunate enough to work with Greg in Kansas City. Greg was a great mentor and leader. He had knack for communicating to anyone and making them feel like part of his team. He always had a smile and welcome to anyone who was lucky enough to enter his office. He will be greatly missed

  15. Every memory I have of Greg, he was either laughing or smiling and for that I am grateful. I’ll cherish the memories and I pray that your aching hearts will heal.

  16. Greg was my first cousin… his mom and my mom were sisters… When I was in college at Texas Tech would spend Thanksgivings at their home in Amarillo…. hmmm.. can still feel his kind Spirit … although as the years passed we didn’t keep in touch… life seems to work that way…, All I can say is ,we will meet again… May God be with us all as we move forward in LOVE and FORGIVENESS in peace .. Greg‼️‼️‼️

  17. Johnny McCracken

    When I heard the news of Greg’s passing I was shocked. I worked with Greg and for Greg for many years. Greg was so full of energy and most of the time could make you smile or laugh. I will miss Greg even though through the years we did not talk much. I send prayers and thoughts to the family at this very difficult time. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  18. Greg was one of the best at BNSF it was my pleasure to work with him he will be missed

  19. Patrick and Patricia Flynn

    I very much recall breaking in with you on the Slaton/ Plainview Desk in Schaumburg IL in early 1994. Although I had been dispatching since 1979, you taught me all sorts of NEW things, some even related to the job! Geez, we shared some good laughs, even at the expense of fellow workers, who laughed right along. Glad that I could be part of the First Place Rules Scholar Team for your Kansas Division in 2009, and then lead your division team to third, second and first places the following three years. I knew you were happy to walk in that GOB in KC and see those trophies!

    Too bad everyone couldn’t have a co-worker, and later, a boss like you! Tee one up and tip one up for me…I’ll just tip up a few for you down here.

    Prayers and thoughts to ALL the Lawler family that we’ve known since 1994 from Patty and me.

  20. Jill, so sorry for your loss. Greg was one in a million and all who knew him will miss him. I’ll never forget returning to classroom when he was going through Dispatcher training at Lenexa and hearing him leading the rest of the class in discussion of the current subject. I think I could have stayed away and just let him complete the class as he was right on and demonstrating his leadership even then.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and all of Greg’s family in this sad time.

  21. Jill

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.. I pray the love of family and friends will help you through this sad time.

    May peace be yours


  22. My sympathy goes out to Greg’s wife, children and step-children. News of his death came as a shock. I have known him since his birth as my husband & I were close friends of his parents, Grant and June. In fact, we were neighbors in Amarillo and part of the SantaFe family. Greg was a little comedian as a child and amazed us by his quick wit. Once when he was about 5-6 yrs. old, I had the family over for fried shrimp. He had informed me that he didn’t like shrimp, so I fried some chicken for him. As we began to eat, he decided to try the shrimp and continued to dig into it! I said, “ I thought you didn’t like shrimp”, & he said, “Well now I do ”!
    Another time he asked June if he could have a Coke. She replied that he knew better to ask because he already had a Coke that evening. He replied without a blink of his eyes, “How about a 7-Up?” He got his sense of humor from Grant and was a joy to be around. I am sad to hear that he passed on at such a young age. My sympathy to Jay and his family, too. They all have had a very special place in my heart!

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