Bill Lawrence went to be with the Lord Thursday morning, April 14, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Strawn with Rev. Will Jameson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt Marion Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Strawn
Bill was born on October 1, 1933 in Olney, TX where he finished high school. He served in the US Army from 1954 until 1956. He married Barbara Cole on March 14, 1959 in Meridian, TX. They were members of the First Baptist Church in Strawn where Bill was a Deacon as well as serving as Choir Director for many years. He worked for Community Public Service as an electrician and manager of the Strawn division for many years. He loved to play golf, “42” and fish at Possum Kingdom Lake. He enjoyed eating popcorn while watching any movie starring John Wayne. Bill was an avid fan of all kinds of sports, especially Strawn Greyhound football where he enjoyed refereeing ball games.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Barbara Lawrence; 2 sons, Brian Lawrence & wife Beverly of Franklin, TX and Justin Lawrence & wife Sue of Plano; 2 daughters, Lori Tittle & husband J.T. of Mineral Wells and Courtney Lawrence of San Angelo; grandchildren, Sarah, Samantha and Cord; and a brother, Rudy Lawrence of Wichita Falls.