Lawrence Matthew Shea, 83, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at Memorial Health.
The Maine native retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Master Sgt. having served in Vietnam and the Korean Conflict
. He was a life member of the VFW
Post 1242, American Legion Post 400, and received the Silver Star Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and flew more than 500 combat sorties.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Katherine Perkins Shea; daughters, Karen Griffin (Fred R.) and Jennifer Shea (Dwight Davis); son, John Patrick Shea (Becky), all of Rincon; five grandchildren, Shawn Griffin, Brad Griffin (Jessica Griffin), Jonathan Griffin (Stephanie Griffin), Christopher Shea (Jessica Williford) and Brent Davis; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 12, from 1-2 p.m., followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. in the Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home chapel.
Interment will be in Springfield Cemetery.
Remembrances may be given to WoundedWarriorProject.org.