Richard "Rick" E. Lawrence
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LOUDONVILLE: Richard "Rick" E. Lawrence, 69, of Loudonville died Sunday, July 6, 2014 in OSU Medical Center of Columbus following a one week illness.
Rick was born June 8, 1945 in Medina and was the son of the late James Robert and Alice Jean (Duncan) Lawrence. He was a 1964 Loudonville High School graduate and an US Air Force veteran of Viet Nam. He lived most of his life in Loudonville and worked 25 years with The Flxible Company in Inventory Control and then spent 16 years with WalMart of Millersburg. Rick was a member of Perrysville United Methodist Church, the American Legion Post #257 of Loudonville, a former member of the Loudonville JayCees, and was the former Loudonville Village Zoning Inspector. He loved watching girl's softball, bowling, collecting coins, and playing golf.
Rick is survived by his wife, Sheryle (Au) Lawrence, whom he married June 12, 1971; three daughters: Melissa (Dan) Piorkowski of Parma, Melody (Jon) Yoder of Johnstown and Kerri (Jed) Fields of Loudonville; seven grandchildren: Erin Drawbridge, Colten Smith, Lilly Smith, Candace Yoder, Brandon McFadden, Jacob Yoder and Miana Fields; and one sister: Eleanor Oakes of Phoenix, AZ.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a niece, Elizabeth Oakes.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, July 11 in the LINDSEY FUNERAL HOME, LOUDONVILLE, with Rev. Millissa Hartson officiating. Burial will follow in Loudonville Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, July 10 from 6-8 PM in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Perrysville United Methodist Church, c/o Tammy Kline, 2724 County Road 967, Perrysville, OH 44864 or Loudonville Youth Assoc., Post Office Box 135, Loudonville, OH 44842. Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.Byerly-Lindsey.com.
Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home
123 N Market St Loudonville, OH 44842
Published in the News Journal on July 9, 2014