John Lawrence was born to Nicholas and Gladys Lawrence in Oldham Co., Kentucky. He died April 4, 2013, at the age of 84.
John will be remembered as a dedicated husband, father and grandfather, and for his service to his country. John served in the Army
Air Corp and Air Force from 1946 to 1968. He flew in combat as an aircraft radio operator during the Korean War
and served in several other career fields during his military career. John enjoyed flying, earning his private pilot's license as a teen and later commercial license. He excelled in electronics on aircraft as well as in computers building an early hardwired PC. He retired after working many years for DYK of EL Cajon, CA.
John is survived by his wife, Phyllis; children, David (Mary) of NM, Ruth Privitt of Utah, Gladys Lawrence of Ramona and William of Julian; grandchildren, Michael and Jason Lawrence, Michelle Nowacki, Priscilla Robinson, Brandi Doty, Sherry Winckel, J. Daniel and D. Austin Privitt, William Lawrence Jr. and Amber Moody; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia Kessler; brothers, Richard (Betty) and Gerald (Margaret) all of IN; and many nieces and nephews.
Services and interment will be April 19, 2013, at 11:00 am. at Miramar National Cemetery.