Vernon A. Lawrence, Sr.
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Vernon Lawrence, Sr., 65, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. He was born May 25, 1947 in Des Moines, to Lenna and Vernon Lawrence.
Vern "Son" is reunited with his loving wife of 44 years, Shirley, they are now together forever…. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family, attending family gatherings and helping others.
Vern is survived by his sons, Vern Jr. (Lori), Todd (Michelle), and Scott (Paula); many, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his two very special sisters, Judy (Stan) Gourd and Joyce Lawrence. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley and his parents.
Funeral services will be 12 p.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines, with burial to follow at Oralabor Cemetery in Ankeny. The family will greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in loving memory of Vern.
Online condolences may be made to: www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon St Des Moines, IA 50309
Published in Des Moines Register on Nov. 15, 2012