He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, receiving a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jane; daughter, Marie Louise Rollins of Chesterfield, Va.; son, Christopher Lawson of Virginia Beach, Va.; four grandchildren, Lance, Alexis, Kirsty and Trista; and brother, David Vitali of Jasper.
A funeral service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made in his name to Vietnam Veterans of America at http://vva.org or the Epilepsy Foundation at http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org.
Online condolences may be sent at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.
Mullins & Thompson Funeral Services, Fredericksburg, VA;540-373-5842