Lt. Col. (ret.) Lawson Paul Mosteller, Jr. of Springfield, Virginia, died on Thursday, April 13, 2017 (age 87). Paul served as a scientist in the U.S. Air Force for 28 years, earning a Doctorate of Applied Science and Physics, studying under Dr. Edward Teller. He is survived by his wife Betty Jean (née Eley); his children Susan Hirsch (Tom), Paul III (Dawn), Steven (Lisa); his grandchildren, Dylan Hirsch (Jeanie), David Hirsch (Anna), Jimmy Mosteller, Kevin Mosteller, Beth Mosteller (Henry Marshall), Matt Mosteller, Michael Woodworth (Molly), Abby Woodworth; his great grandchildren Ryan Mosteller-Wilkes, Adeline Hirsch and June Hirsch; and his siblings Caye Garrett, Margo Gamble, George (Ruth) and Robert (Sue). He was preceded in death by his son, Mark (Laura Woodworth) and his sister, Bette. Visitation will be held on May 13, 2017 at 12 noon in the sanctuary of Springfield United Methodist Church, 7047 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA. The funeral service will follow at 12:45 pm. Interment will be held at 2:00 pm at Fairfax Memorial Park in Fairfax, VA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Doctors Without Borders, Springfield United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice.