Linwood B. "Doodle" Lawrence, 87, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in the Twin County Regional Hospital, Galax, Va.
He was born in Cambria, Va., on Monday, Feb.16, 1925, to Lemuel and Amanda Taylor Lawrence.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, June Lawrence; daughter, Kathy Anderson; and sisters, Anna Byrd and Margaret Winesett.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Charlotte Lawrence of the Fairview Community, Galax, Va.; son-in-law, John Anderson of the Baywood Community, Galax, Va.; grandchildren and spouses, Tammy Harmon, Jackie Lynn and Benji Rippey, Joel Anderson, Jordan and Crystal Anderson and Jacob Anderson; great-grandchildren, Hunter Rippey, Cole Pickett, Aiden Anderson and Hannah Rippey; brothers, Clifton Lawrence of Salem, Va., Cullen Lawrence of Galax, Va.; sister, Mildred Campbell of Roanoke, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Sam Holder officiating. Burial followed in the Felts Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the
, 230 Charwood Drive, Abingdon, Va. 24210 or the Baywood Search and Rescue, 47 Cross Roads Drive, Galax, Va. 24333.
A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynn.com.
Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.