VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Gaylon M. Lawrence, 78, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 10, 2012, at the Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Born March 15, 1934, in Pollard, Ark., to the late David Monroe and Rita Dees Lawrence, he was a landowner and farmer with ownership in various other businesses. He was a graduate of Piggott, Ark., High School and in 1955 graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, with a degree in agriculture/economics. He was in the U.S. Air Force from 1955-1960, serving as a first lieutenant.
Survivors include: Mary Elizabeth Woods of the home in Vero Beach; two sons and one daughter-in-law, David Monroe Lawrence of Kennett and Gaylon and Lisa Lawrence Jr. of Memphis; and one sister and brother-in-law, Martina and Robert Davis of Pollard.
Also surviving are four grandchildren, Drew Lawrence of Wilson, Ark., Westin Lawrence, a student at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Mollie Claire Lawrence of Memphis and Pia Lawrence, a student at Baylor University in Waco, Texas; and one niece, Patricia Davis of Jonesboro, Ark.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston with the Rev. Geoff Posegate, pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in the New Hope Cemetery in Pollard.
Online condolences may be shared at: www.nunneleefuneralchapel.com.
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may be sent to:
The Gaylon M. Lawrence
Scholarship Fund for
Piggott Arkansas High School
c/o Piggott Arkansas State Bank
P.O. Box 307
Piggott, AR 72454