Billy Joe Lawrence
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NEWPORT NEWS - Billy Joe Lawrence a longtime resident of Newport News and a native of Hinton, W. Va. passed away Friday, August 21, 2015. Billy was a member of Temple Baptist Church and retired from Warwick Air. Inc. in 2006 after 36 years of service. He was well known for being a strong , selfless man that would go out of his way to help. He was preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Virginia Lawrence; two brothers: Ed G. and Jack Lawrence and a sister Mary Lively. Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years June Lawrence; two sons: Billy Joe Lawrence, Jr. and his wife Michelle and Matthew Daniel Lawrence and his wife Nanci all of Newport News; a brother Fred Oscar Lawrence and his wife Rita of Yorktown and a sister Joyce Cahoon and her husband Cary of Highland Springs and three grandchildren: Ellie, David and Julia. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 24, 2015 from 6-7:00pm at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25th at Peninsula Memorial Park. Please leave online condolences at

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Published in Daily Press on Aug. 24, 2015.
06:00 - 07:00 PM
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September 1, 2015
Dear June and family, we were so sorry to read about Billy Joe's passing away. Judy & Wayne were out of town and I did not read the paper until 2 days after his service. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you during this time. May God bless you and give you strength in the days ahead. Billy Joe was a very special man that we are thankful that we knew. With love, Marsha & Richard Thomas and Judy & Wayne Owens
August 25, 2015
Rita LAwrence price
August 25, 2015
Loved this crazy cousin , who picked at me constantly growing up , playing tricks , such a joy to be around , he will be Dearly missed and always in my happiest memories!!
Rita Lawrence price
August 24, 2015
So sorry to about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.
T Griffin
August 24, 2015
My thoughts and prayers go out to Bill's family and friends. I worked with Bill at WACI. He was a crackerjack sheet metal guy and would give you the shirt off his back. I shall miss him.
Randy Elder
August 24, 2015
June, Matt and Family and Joe and Family,
Bill was a dear cousin. Enjoyed many phone conversations with him over the years.
You have our heart felt sympathy. God bless and be with you in this time of sorrow.
Ann, Bill & Zed Vogt
August 24, 2015
June and family - I just found out about Billy Joe. My heart reaches out to you all. I have a lot of fond memories of the times we spent together with you and Billy Joe. Sending prayers for you and family.

Love, Paul
Paul Etheridge
August 24, 2015
Billy, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. We are really going to miss not having him out hunting with us. I know he really enjoyed the times he could go hunting. May God watch over and bless each of you doing this difficult time.
Buddy Faison
August 24, 2015
My favorite picture and the way I'll remember us....together and forever young!❤
Joyce (Lawrence) Cahoon
August 24, 2015
June and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You have my heart felt sympathy and prayers. IF I can do anything for you please please call me.
Hugs and kisses
Debbie McIntosh
August 24, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
rita Lawrence price
August 24, 2015
To June and all the family,
We are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We enjoyed being with him so many times and are thankful for the memories. We will be praying for you in your great loss of a wonderful person.
Barbara & Delano Butler
Delano & Barbara Butler
August 24, 2015
Billy, Matt and Family,
May God lift you up during this time and surround you with his love. May he bless you with peace and comfort today and in the days and years ahead. If I can do anything please contact me.
Sherri Snider
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