Frank Lawrence, 63, of Edinburg, Texas, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at Rio Grande Regional Medical Center in McAllen, Texas. Visitation was held May 9, 2013, at Memorial Funeral Home, 208 E. Canton in Edinburg. Military honors were conducted by, Sgt. Benito Alaniz VFW Post 7473 of Elsa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to
, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org. Funeral services were under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg.
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Frank was born in Silver City. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines having served during the Vietnam War. Frank received two Crosses of Gallantry's Medals, a Meritorious Unit Citation, a Presidential Unit Citation, a Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart Medal.
Frank is preceded in death by his father, Doug Lawrence; mother, Mable Lawrence; brother, Jim Lawrence; and a sister, Dolly Woods.
He leaves behind his wife, Kathy M. Lawrence of Edinburg; two children, Lori (Bobby) Moore and Frankie (Hope) Lawrence, Jr., both of Edinburg; eight grandchildren, Brett, Hethyr, AJ, Marli, Rudy, Isaac, Leilani and a baby girl; five siblings: Dean Lawrence of Rockwall, Texas, Elsie Mae Chapin of Bellevue, Neb., Eugene Lawrence of Lyons, Kan., Violet Jean Roenfeld of Council Bluffs and Sonny Lawrence of Tabor.
Published in The Opinion-Tribune on May 15, 2013