Reverend Lawrence died 10:05 a.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the NHC HealthCare. He was born July 9, 1916 at Elizabeth, Arkansas to Ruben Richard Lawrence and Martha Elizabeth Thornton Lawrence. On September 25, 1937, he was married at Dolph, Arkansas to Violet Josephene Thrasher who preceded him in death on June 29, 2002. In November of 2002, Reverend Lawrence was married at West Plains, Missouri to Annabelle Daniels. Reverend Lawrence was a minister with the Assembly of God Church having his credentials with the Assembly of God for fifty-four years.
He is survived by his wife, Annabelle Lawrence, West Plains, Missouri; two sons, Thurl Lawrence, wife, Sue, Kansas City, Missouri and Bill Lawrence, wife, Marj, Puxico, Missouri; three step-children, Kay, Donnie and Melva, all of Van Buren, Missouri; and several grandchildren.
His parents and his first wife precede him in death.
The family would like to thank the employees of NHC HealthCare, especially those working in the Special Needs Unit.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 23rd until service time at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Mitchell Cemetery, Mitchell, Arkansas. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.