NEWPORT NEWS - Lawrence Moore Gunn, Jr., 70, died at his home on Sunday, November 24, 2013. He was born in Williamsburg and had been a lifelong Peninsula resident. Lawrence was a Navy veteran and member of Lebanon Christian Church. He retired in 2006 as a welder from Boiler Makers Local #45 with 40 years of service. Lawrence loved his family, traveling and NASCAR. Lawrence was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kayla Sumner. He is survived by his daughters, Andrea Basham of Seaford, Anna Shivar and Melissa Kratzer, both of Jacksonville, NC; six grandchildren, Jordan, Thalia, Nathan, Trentin, Nolan and Ayden; and three nephews, Stevie, Paul and Chris Gunn. A Funeral Service will be held at 6:30 p.m., on Friday, November 29, 2013 at the Weymouth Funeral Home chapel by Rev. Joe Parrish. A graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m., Sat., November 30 in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, VA. Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home.