Donald L. Lawrence, age 80, of Lima died at 1:39 a.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. He was born February 18, 1934 to Samuel E. and Maxine Snyder Lawrence; both parents preceded him in death.
Mr. Lawrence was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed snow skiing, boating, fishing, camping and traveling. He was an avid Cleveland Browns and Indians fan. Donald also belonged to the Tri- State Gun Collectors club.
He is survived by a son Michael W. (Audrey) Lawrence, of Tipp City; a daughter Rebecca ‘Becky’ Lawrence, of Franklin, TN; 1 grandson Stephen Lawrence; 2 sisters June Lawrence and Pauline Lawrence both of CA; and many special friends.
He is preceded in death by step-mother Pamena Younger Lawrence, a brother Richard Lawrence, and step-brother William Younger.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday and 11:00 – 1:00 p.m., Saturday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
Funeral services will begin 1:00 p.m., Saturday, at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Family friend Dan Grundisch, Sr. will officiate. Military rites will be observed following the funeral services Saturday.
Burial will be 2:00 p.m., April 28, 2014 at Dayton National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.
The family would like to express special thanks to Dan and Nancy Grundisch for their loving care and support.
Date: Friday, April 25, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time: 11:00 pm - 1:00 pm