“Mr. Lawing (Barry)--
Just wanted to express my condolences in the recent loss of your father. I have such fond memories of being in your classroom all those years ago--and can remember your talking about your dad at the time; a number of my own family members once sat in his barber's chair, I believe.
May God pour out His blessings on your family, most especially at this particular time!
With affection and respect,
“Mr. Lawing (Barry)--
“I learned of Bill's passing while at the barbershop, Tuesday, from Jerry Bennett. I first met Bill after I moved to Winston-Salem in 1980. I was looking for a barbershop so I called Northside Barbershop and Bill answered the telephone. Bill began cutting my hair in April 1980 and he continued to cut my hair until he retired. When I was hired by the VA in September 1980 I learned that Avis, that nice lady in the Loan Guaranty Division, was married to Bill.
When I told Bill I knew Avis, we...
“Avis, Barry, Linda, I am sorry for your loss. Avis, I know you will get through this. I enjoyed working with you for so many years and will always remember your acts of kindness. I remember William as a very kind person also.
“My prayers are with you at this difficult time. Bill was a great role model for us all as a husband, father, friend, and patriot. The kind demeanor and patience of Bill and Avis reflected their love for the Lord, and I know Barry and I tested their resolve on numerous occasions during our teenage years. He will be greatly missed by us, but as Christ promised we look forward to a great reunion in heaven.
“Barry - I just wanted to say how sorry I was to hear about your dad. I remember him when we had our first basketball class. It was very clear that you and your family shared your love for sports. I'm sure he will be missed by all. God bless you and your family during this difficult time.
“When I was out walking my dogs, Mr. Lawing never failed to take the time to speak with me. We talked about flowers, the weather, etc., and I always thought he was such a kind and friendly gentleman. I will miss him a lot. My deepest condolences to the family. God bless you all.
“I did not find out of Bill's passing until this morning through a neigbhors e-mail. I would have come to the visitation.
I first meet Bill and Avis when my dog Shug was living...we would walk the neighborhood and we always stop to say hello to Meria and would often see Bill in the yard doing some kind of yard work and Avis would poke her head out the door and say hello. I often would see the two of them getting in their car to go out to dinner...believe it was K & W.
“Sorry to hear about Bill's passing. He was a super person and friend. I have known him since back in the sixties and seventies when he cut my hair at Northside Barber Shop. Also, we quite frequently enjoyed seeing them at the K & W Cafeteria. We will certainly miss seeing him. Harold Arnold
“Nell and I met Bill and Avis when we moved back to W-Salem in 1970 and joined Northwest Baptist. They have been our friends ever since. I enjoyed playing golf occasionally with Bill and his friend, Beeson. Bill always beat me. I grew up in Waughtown with the Bodenheimer and Styron kids who lived on Waterbury St. (Avis' folks).' Our sincerest prayers and symbathies are with you Avis, and the children. Your daughter taught my granddaughter Brooke Hoots in High School. We shared greetings...
Bill Lawing 86, of Winston-Salem passed away peacefully at his home Saturday evening. He was born in Nebo where he was raised alongside eight other siblings by William Lawing Sr. and Margie Bowman Lawing. He graduated from Nebo High School in 1940 and moved to Winston-Salem soon afterward where...Read More