It is with heartfelt sorrow but abounding grace that we announce the passing of a faithful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend William Jackson Lawrence. He died peacefully at home on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at age 97.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Grant Lawrence, and his parents Eva and Winfred Lawrence.
Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 75 years, Mary Leah Lawrence, his daughters, Cheryl Walthour and Cindy Bailey and son in law Buddy Bailey; grandchildren, Jennifer Frost, Randy Walthour, Jessica Bailey, Caron Walthour, and Kathy Wetmore; 8 great grandchildren.
He was born in Houston, Texas on July 16, 1921. After graduating from U of H, he enlisted in the Navy to serve his country in WWII. He then pursued a career in the oil field industry. They traveled the world making friends where ever they went. He loved life and lived it fully. He was passionate about his God, his country, his family and friends.
We thank God for Petra Hernandez, Janice Brooks, and Chantel Blackshire for the wonderful care they provided.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Bethany Christian Church, or the charity of your choice.
A Celebration of his life will be held Saturday, December 22, 12:00 noon, St. John the Divine Chapel, 2450 River Oaks Blvd, Houston, Texas 77019.