Jeffery Keith Lawler, age 61, of Vicksburg, passed away on Friday, June 14, in Kalamazoo. Jeff was born on September 24, 1957, in Kalamazoo, to Ronald and Susan (Philley) Lawler. Jeff married Jane Leonard on October 10, 1981. Like his father and grandfather, Jeff was in the paper industry, where he took pride in his work for 30+ years. He was an athlete in high school, and remained an avid sports fan throughout his life. Jeff loved to golf, and he enjoyed watching and supporting Detroit sports teams, especially the Lions and Red Wings. Jeff was kind, humorous, and empathetic. He enjoyed many of life's simple pleasures, such as time with his family, taking care of his cat, rock music, and spending time outdoors. In recent times, he cherished his daily visits to the gym and breakfast with his dad. Jeff is survived by his wife, Jane Lawler; children, Jamie (Greg) Goecker and Jeffery William (Cori Klein) Lawler; grandson Jeffery James Lawler; father, Ronald Lawler; brother, Theodore (Carole) Lawler; and several nieces and nephews. Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Susan Lawler. The family will be holding a private celebration of life at a later date. Special thanks to the caring and compassionate staff at Bronson Hospital and Gift of Life.