Larry Lawrence

Thompsonville, Illinois


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Larry Lawrence passed away in Thompsonville, Illinois. The obituary was featured in The Southern Illinoisan on December 9, 2012.

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Remember Larry and his long hair playing for the Calgary Stampeders

I made this tribute card of Larry in honor of his CFL career.

Larry and his father Ted were able to convince a person with average abilities that he was capable of achieving extrodanary things with the 110% effort that Ted preached about. together they changed my life

I've started this multiple times but just can't get right. These sorts of things should be solemn, poignant, and concise.
But every time I begin I end up with pages of meandering remembrance.

I first met Larry in the 6th grade. Played against him, with him, hung out, observed from a distance and up close. Time , distance and circumstance led us in different directions but I had the good fortune to cross paths with him over the years. Last saw him in my home in 1996 and had...

Growing up in the shadow of Jefferson High School in the mid 1960's Larry Lawrence was my first hero. A more incredible athlete will never grace the fields that he had so much success on as a J-Hawk. God Bless You Larry Lawrence.

I am so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. He was, to say the least, continuously interesting. My heartfelt condolences go out to Ted, Sherri and John and to Larry's children. I am truly saddened for the loss of this wonderful, light-hearted, quirky and intelligent man.

Geoff mickelson, a teammate of Larry's at U of I, was severely injured in a fall the summer of 2010. He was a patient at university of Iowa hospital for many weeks. Though Geoff was unable to have visitors and unresponsive, Larry came to the hospital, called or emailed daily giving comfort and support to geoff's wife and 3 daughters. His kindness is imbedded in our hearts.
Cathy, Jenica , Cara and Erin Mickelson

Didn't know Larry but my condolances go out to the Lawrence family,I was aquainted with Mr. Ted Lawrence ,always found him to be a good man and am sure his family was equally as good in character as he . Willie Wolf