Lawrence Orville Songer (1933 - 2016)

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Memorial service for Mr. Lawrence Orville Songer, 82, will be today, July 5, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Dr. Garry Ragsdale officiating. Mr. Songer passed peacefully on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at his home. Mr. Songer is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jean; sons, Ken (Lori) and Ron (Bev); daughter, Julie (Rob); daughter-in-law, Mary; sister, Mary Brown, of Weaver; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Songer was born September 2, 1933 to Orville Gordon Songer and Fannie Mernevia Jones. The youngest of nine children, Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Myra Alice and Doris; brothers, Virgle, Gordon, Frances, William and Joe; and great-granddaughter, Henley. Mr. Songer served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After leaving the service he was employed at Naval Avionics, and in 1982 he transferred to Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, Calif., where he lived for six years before retiring to Florida. In 1992 he came out of retirement to work at McDonnell Douglas at the Kennedy Space Center. Over his career he worked on the naval missile program and the NASA Shuttle program. He again retired and moved to Alexandria in 1999 where he lived with his wife. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church since 2004. Mr. Songer was very skilled at wood working and he was talented artist. He was a very patient teacher, loving husband, father,and grandfather. He always had time to do special things and make everyone feel special. Condolences may be left at www.chapelhillfh.com
Published in The Anniston Star on July 5, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Chapel Hill Funeral Home
542 West 52nd Street | Anniston, AL 36206 | (256) 820-5151
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