Rocky Lee Lawrence, 60, was a native Houstonian born on December 18, 1951 and was taken from us suddenly on March 16, 2012. Rocky was a devoted father, a faithful son, a loving brother, a dedicated uncle and a caring friend to all who crossed his path. He is preceded in death by his father, Cecil Lawrence and sister, Janie Dolmage. He is survived by his daughters, Brittany and Ashley Lawrence; mother, Dolores Lawrence; sister, Elizabeth Hansen; and niece and nephew, Kelly and Patrick Hansen.
Rocky grew up in the Oak Forest area and graduated from Waltrip High School in 1969. He attended Texas A&M University and went on to have a very successful career within the engineering field. Rocky currently was employed at MODEC International and was a dedicated employee, taking great pride in his work and his service, not only to the company but also to his co-workers. With his vibrant personality and infectious smile, Rocky made many close friendships throughout his life through his motorcycling groups, bowling leagues, and his daily visits to his home away from home, the Ella and West 43rd Starbucks.
Rocky was very generous and supported many charities, including the VFW, ASPCA and the Houston Symphony. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to one of the above-mentioned or any other that you choose. We love you, Rocky, and will miss your upbeat attitude, friendship and smiling face.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at Pat H. Foley & Co. The celebration of Rocky's life will be on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Pat H. Foley & Co.; interment will follow at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, 12800 Westheimer.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Mar. 20, 2012