Lamson grew up in Charleston, W. Va. and Miami, Fla. He attended West Virginia University and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. During World War II, he served as a flight instructor in the Navy Air Corps and maintained an interest in flying throughout his life.
Following the war, he entered the field of petroleum management and became the owner of Tident Oil Corporation; Woodsboro Propane Company; and co-owner, with his wife Martha, of the Refugio County Advantage Press.
He was a director on the Refugio County Memorial Hospital board for 20 years; a board member of Refugio County Water Control and Improvement District; in the Refugio County Industrial Foundation; and in various offices as a member of Refugio Soaring Circle, an organization of sailplane enthusiasts.
He was honored as the county’s Citizen of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce in 1987. He retired from business at the age of 83.
He was born on Feb. 22, 1923, in New York City to Harry and Mary Ball Lamson.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Lamson; two daughters and their husbands, Jeffrey and Bob Bartz of Marble Falls, Jill and David Murray of New Braunfels; one son, Whit Lamson and wife Elizabeth of Corpus Christi; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service was held by the family.