Gerald B. ""Butch" "Gary" "Buckshot"" Lawrence

September 21, 1948 - July 24, 2019
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Gerald B. ‘Gary’ Lawrence age 70, of Lima passed away 11:20 a.m., Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Lima Memorial. He was born Sept. 21, 1948 in Kenton to the late Richard Charles and Emma Kathryn McCreary Lawrence.

Butch served in the U. S. Army. He had worked for Westinghouse, Sunstrand and retired from Honda and Buckshot enjoyed bowling, riding motorcycles and watching NASCAR.Buckshot was also a member of the Wapak VFW Post and AM Vets.

Survivors include 4 daughters: Tammy (Ron) Crouse of Ada, Gina Shively of Lima, Amanda (C.J.) Kennedy of Harrod and Tara Lawrence of Lima; 7 grandchildren: Jacob Ansley, Blake Ansley, Jordan Kennedy, Caitlin Shively, Annabell Plaugher, Donovan Kennedy and Brady Shively; 2 sisters:Becky (Earnie) England of Ada and Betty (James) Williams of Huber Heights.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law Jon Shively, and siblings: Jack Curl, Richard ‘Buster” Lawrence, Leah Rae Curl and Donna Lawrence.

The family will receive friends 2 – 8 p.m. Monday, July 29th at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, the 30th at the funeral home with Minister David Holbrook officiating and burial will follow at Preston Cemetery, Alger, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Jonathon Shively Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Date: Monday, July 29, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Time: 10:30 am

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: September 21, 1948
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A Theresa Wright posted on 8/14/19

In memory of Gerald B. ""Butch" "Gary" "Buckshot"" Lawrence, A Theresa Wright lit a candle


Ron Crouse posted on 7/29/19

In memory of Gerald B. ""Butch" "Gary" "Buckshot"" Lawrence, Ron Crouse lit a candle


Kim Dare posted on 7/27/19

My dear sweet friend. I will never forget you. Love you always


Rick Paglow posted on 7/27/19

Becky - We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family our in our prayers. The Paglow Family


Jessika (Beltz) and Nate Stinson posted on 7/27/19

Becky and Family, May fond memories of your brother bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share these together. I pray that God will grant you the serenity and peace that you need to get through this. Stay strong and know that you are remembered in our thoughts and prayers.


Pamela Horner posted on 7/27/19

You have my deepest sympathy Tammy. Prayers for your family.


Pamela Flory posted on 7/27/19

With Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy! May THE LORD wraps his arms around each and everyone of you and bring you PEACE and COMFORT!!!!😇♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️


Rae McCarty posted on 7/26/19

My heartfelt sympathy to Gary's Family. Gary was a dear friend and one of the kindest people you would ever meet. I worked with Gary at Westinghouse/Sundstrand for 23 years, and then at Honda for 17 years. His work ethic was exceptional. He loved everybody and never knew a stranger. He always spoke so fondly of his daughters, and their families with such pride. Gary was one special guy, and will be missed a great deal. I pray for your family, and hope you find comfort knowing how much he loved all of you.