Mr. Joseph Greene Lawrence of Fleetwood passed away Monday morning, Feb. 17, 2014, at Ashe Memorial Hospital. He was 79.
Mr. Lawrence was born in Ashe County on Tuesday, June 26, 1934, to Joseph Walters Laurance and Eula Gertrude Greene. He retired from Garner Mirror where he was a diesel mechanic. He was also a member of the Carolina Fly Wheelers.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Betty Miller Lawrence of 45 years; and a nephew, Edward Laurance Brown.
He is survived by one daughter, Donna Lawrence Brown of Wilkesboro; one grandson, Joseph James Brown and wife Mindy of Jefferson; three sisters, Reba Williams of Colorado, Lucy Brown and husband Raymond of Fleetwood, and Rebecca West and husband Donald of Virginia Beach; special friend, Shelba Colvard of Crumpler; and seven nieces.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Boone Family Funeral Home with Rev. Shannon Critcher officiating. Burial followed in the Fleetwood Community Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Millers Creek Baptist Church R.A. Group, 5100 Boone Trail, Millers Creek, NC 28651.
You may give the family your condolences at our website www.boonefuneralhome.com.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.