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GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA-- Lawrence "Larry" Williams, 73, formerly of Ulah, NC passed away September 10, 2018 and is in heaven with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born in Asheboro, NC on July 2, 1945, a son of the late Raeford and Shirley Albright Williams.
Lawrence came to Gaston County in 1971 as a Trooper with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. After attending Seagrove School for twelve years, he joined the U.S. Air Force, he served in Amarillo, Texas Air Base as a K9 Sentry Handler and a year tour of duty in Vietnam. He earned the Air Force Accommodation Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the National Defense Medal, and the Small Arms Expert Marksman. He received a criminal justice degree and served 30 years as a State Trooper.
Survivors of Larry include his loving wife of 53 years, Sylvia McNeill Williams of Gastonia; and son, Dr. Scottie L. Williams of Fort Mill, SC. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Vance Williams.
The family will receive friends at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia tonight, Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
The family will also receive friends from 1:30-2:00 pm in Randolph Memorial Park's Mausoleum on Monday, September 17, 2018. The graveside service will follow at 2:00 pm with Pastor John Elledge and Dr. Karl Moyers officiating. Committal will follow in Randolph Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Robin Johnson Hospice House c/o Gaston Hospice, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054 or to the , 950 W Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605.
Condolence messages may be sent online at www.mcleanfuneral.com. McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Williams family.
Published in Gaston Gazette from Sept. 15 to Sept. 16, 2018
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